Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman. Image Credits: Twitter

Professional wrestling legend and future WWE Hall of Famer Paul Heyman who is the current special advocate of the WWE Undisputed Universal Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns recently said that wins McMahon would never get the credits he deserves for the success of WWE.

Vince McMahon who is the owner of WWE has recently announced his retirement from the promotion. A lot of fans were really happy since WWE was producing terrible shows lately. His son in law Triple H had been named the new head of Creative of WWE and since the King of Kings took the charge, WWE is producing better shows and also showing signs of improvement.

Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman. Image Credits: Twitter

Paul Heyman Thinks Vince McMahon Never Gets The Credit For WWE’s Success

But is Vince McMahon really responsible for the downfall of WWE? It is true that he was producing terrible shows lately but it is also true that he was the person behind the ultimate success of the promotion as well. Competing WCW during the 90s was nearly impossible for any other promotion. But WWE did it, and they defeated all of their competitions and that is all because of one man.

He is the biggest mastermind behind the productions of the likes of the Attitude Era and the Ruthless Aggression Era. The Attitude Era is considered by many as the best time period in professional wrestling history. So we should never forget his contributions and there is no doubt that Mr. McMahon is the reason behind the success of WWE.

Paul Heyman who is the current special advocate of the WWE Undisputed Universal Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns recently spoke to MackMania Podcast where he said that wins McMahon would never get the credits he deserves for the success of WWE. He said;

Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman. Image Credits: Twitter

“I think there’s a locker room and an office filled with fabulously wealthy people thanks to the 22-hour work day of Vince McMahon for the past 40 years. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Vince McMahon.

“What a hypocrite I would be to say anything less than extraordinarily complimentary things about that man. His work ethic, his willingness to put in 22 hours a day, everyday, seven days a week, 365 days a year for 40 years, is why we are all fabulously wealthy and he’ll never get the credit or the understanding that he truly deserves and that he earned.”

“Fully supportive of the new regime. They understand the task at hand. The people that are involved right now at steering this ship were prepared to steer this ship by Vince McMahon.”

“When I took the job as executive director, I asked Vince, ‘What is the greatest service that I can give this company in this role?’ I thought it would be something like, oversee the best writing, give me your best storylines, work your ass off, put the task at hand first, and his answer was, ‘Get your successor ready in case you drop dead because the show goes on, with or without you.’

Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman. Image Credits: Twitter

“He looked me straight in the eyes and he said, ‘The show goes on, with or without me’, and he meant it. I could tell you multiple stories that I won’t because they happened in confidence that back up that statement that I witnessed him say to other people at times when, ‘Well, you know this happened. What do we do Vince?’ The answer was always, ‘The show goes on. I don’t care if it’s me. The show goes on’, and he meant it.”

“So everyone right now who is steering this ship was prepared to steer the ship by Vince himself, which makes me very comfortable in their vision, and their hopes and dreams and desires, and their new vision, their vision, which should not be Vincent’s vision. It should be their vision because Vince’s vision wasn’t his father’s vision. It was his vision.

“He created a universe in an image that he believed in, and those who are now running the show will create the progression of that universe into the next generation of that universe based on the things they agreed with and the things they disagreed with. So hopefully the things they disagreed with, they will make better, and the things they understood were an absolute, taught by Vince, they will carry on that tradition. It’s going to be fascinating to watch.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription