Chad Dukes of CBS Radio Washington DC 106.7 The Fan and ChadDukesWrestling.com had the opportunity to talk with Paul Heyman Thursday afternoon promoting SummerSlam and his new Blu-Ray/DVD release Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman.
In the interview, Heyman and Dukes discussed Heyman's new DVD, his feelings on ECW's influence on the Attitude Era, Ronda Rousey, Cesaro, and the SummerSlam main event. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
Others using ideas built in ECW:
"I'm a realist and I've always been of the opinion that Steve Jobs wasn't the head of Apple and every single solitary idea that Apple implemented was a Steve Jobs' idea. People came to Steve Jobs and said, 'What if we did this?' And he said, 'Yes, let's do that.' The guy with the bigger platform, more money, a different way to market it, and distribution channels got to make more money than the guy who actually came up with the idea. And that's just the real world. So, I don't sit here and b---h and moan and complain, 'Oh well the Attitude Era kinda my idea in ECW.' It's just the reality of it. They had bigger money, they had more distribution, and therefore when they put their spin on it they can claim it to be their own. That's just the real world. I look forward to the young people who come to me with new ideas today that I can steal from them and become a billionaire with."
Which MMA star could make the transition to WWE:
"Ronda Rousey. I would love for Ronda Rousey to be a Paul Heyman Girl."
"I remain very good friends with Cesaro and I appreciate his hard work, I think he is a magnificent talent, but when it became obvious that Option C had to be implemented, Brock Lesnar is a full-time job. Advocating for Brock Lesnar requires my attention 24/7, 365, when that is in play. So when it came time for Option C to be presented to the Authority, I very respectfully noted to Cesaro, 'This is going to require my full undivided attention.' Which Cesaro knew from day one, and that's why we have no hard feelings with each other. I still have great admiration and respect for Cesaro as a man and for his future."
Promoting Sunday's match at SummerSlam:
"Brock Lesnar is going to slap John Cena silly. Brock Lesnar is going to beat him up unmercifully and sadistically twist John Cena up in a manner he's never experienced, being manhandled, in his entire career."
Whether we'll see Lesnar more often as Champion:
"You will see Brock Lesnar when your conqueror deems it appropriate to be seen by you.
"So Brock will appear when he damn well feels like appearing, unless you've got someone tough enough to drag him out there on nights he doesn't feel like appearing before you."
The audio interview is available here.
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