WWE News: Paul Heyman’s plans for WWE going forward after his appointment as the Executive Director of Raw recently.
That the WWE is looking to make a change is evident after the signings of Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as the Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively.
It is understood that both of them are given full reign over their brands with a clean slate. All previous plans have been scrapped in favor of whateve these two wrestling geniuses will have in mind.
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Heyman took charge of Raw well before WWE Extreme Rules and already has a vision of how the WWE should present itself in the foreseeable future. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the former ECW head has demanded that WWE backstage interviews contain less fake dialogue.
He wants to the product to look more realistic. One can’t blame Heyman for the suggestion. One big complaint surrounding the WWE has been the tightly scripted dialogues that feel like a noose around the wrestlers’ neck. No ordinary human being expresses themselves the way the wrestlers at WWE do. If Heyman can manage to bring in a realism in the promo’s, that will be a welcome change.
Another of his suggestions concern WWE injuries. Heyman wants the Injury angles to be taken more seriously. It takes away from the program when you have someone look like they’re lucky to escape with their lives intact on a pay per view; Only for them to walk out next night like it was nothing. Heyman seems to understand this.
However, with all things WWE, the final say regarding all matters still lies with Vince McMahon. The WWE chairman could prove to be a hitch on Heyman’s designs for the future.
Dave Meltzer wrote on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
“Obviously with Strowman, that was barely the case. He was supposedly gravely injured, missed one week of TV, and returned selling nothing. Wrestlers for the last 15 years have complained about how they’ll do a big match and want to sell the beating the next day on Raw, and Vince will allow mid-card guys to do that but when the top guys want to, Vince nixes it because the guys he wants to protect he doesn’t want to have on television appearing to be weak.”
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