We have the inside scoop on how the internal reaction was like behind the scenes with WWE after Paul Heyman was let go of as RAW Creative Director.
According to a report by Fightful, Heyman was very instrumental for WWE Superstars such as WWE Champion Drew McIntyre in receiving his big push to the top. McIntyre was being groomed by Heyman to be the next WWE Champion even before the Royal Rumble.
Other names included Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza, as Heyman was heavily involved with Carrillo’s booking. Heyman oversaw Carrillo, Garza, Zelina Vega, Alesiter Black, AOP, Buddy Murphy and Andrade as his key stars. Before Heyman, these were mostly talent who spent most of their time in catering than on WWE television. Other names included Ricochet and Cedric Alexander, but those two didn’t pan out. The Street Profits, who are the current RAW Tag Team Champions, and Liv Morgan were also praised and pushed by Heyman.
Based on the WWE Superstars, the reaction to his firing were quite mixed. Most of the younger talent were disappointed, while the veterans weren’t that affected by his dismissal. AJ Styles, for one, had issues with Paul Heyman backstage which caused for him to be switched from RAW to SmackDown due to these ongoing business disagreements.
Some of the storylines and angles that Heyman wanted to do were not executed.