Will there be a new "Paul Heyman Guy"? Oh, absolutely! I’ve already signed a new Paul Heyman guy! Oh no! We’re going to broadcast his identity and we’re going to publicize and promote it and present it and market it and make as big a splash as humanly possible regarding this new Paul Heyman guy.
Are there any other guys along the way were Paul Heyman guys that you were surprised didn’t take it to that next level or didn’t connect in the way that you thought they were capable of?
No, because there’s always extenuating circumstances. Becoming a top-tier talent requires perseverance, a certain level of diplomacy, a certain level of strategy, a certain level of luck, requires sometimes merely a miracle! The odds are against… I saw a report the other day that 2% of Screen Actors Guild performers actually make a living as actors and actresses. And 98% of those who hold the the SAG card need supplemental income just to survive. So of that 2%, how many aspire and actually become a well known character actor or actress? How many of those become a supporting player? And how many of those can actually star in a TV show or a movie or a vehicle in which they get top billing? Same way in WWE or in sports entertainment. The odds are dramatically against you, so those who make it? It’s practically a miracle.
The easiest interview I’ve ever done in my entire career. Because I knew the task at hand. Think about this. I didn’t say one disparaging thing about CM Punk. It’s because I have nothing disparaging to say about him. I said, “If CM Punk were in this ring tonight, he would prove to everyone that he is what he always claims to be: The best in the world.” And I believe that to be true! I said everything about CM Punk that I felt in my heart and at the end of the day, we don’t have that television show on the air to sing the praises of those who are not with us or just heap praise on people because we like them. The television show is a promotional vehicle to entice the audience to purchase the network or the individual pay-per-view. My task at hand is to elicit the response from the viewer that they find the Brock Lesnar versus Undertaker match compelling enough to purchase the pay-per-view or get involved with WWE Network to see the match. So when I went out in Chicago, I knew my responsibility was to sell you on Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker any way that I had to, which included sitting there for the first ten minutes and discussing the 800-pound elephant in the room, which is why CM Punk wasn’t appearing in his hometown.