Former WWE/WCW/ECW/TNA star Raven recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about his career and more. During the interview, Raven was asked about his character. “The character became more personal than I ever thought possible,” Raven said. He explained that he felt like he created art with it, and art imitated life. He added that his life started to imitate his art and that is when it grew dangerous.
When asked about the former booker/owner of ECW Paul Heyman. Raven said: “Paul Heyman was more than a huge influence, he was the influence. He added that Heyman let him express himself, and in the beginning, he was still trying to find his character, but with the help of Heyman, he found it, and the inspiration came from inside of him and his personal life. “I’m not at all surprised by Paul’s current success with WWE,” Raven said. He added that there is nobody better than Heyman as a heel manager and that includes Jim Cornette.
You can read the entire interview here.