Paul Heyman’s role as Brock Lesnar’s Advocate was met with a lot of success and crowds all over the place chanting that their name is Paul Heyman as well. This kind of reception wasn’t expected by Vince McMahon who previously held the belief that managers were a thing of the past.
Now with Lio Rush and Drake Maverick both popping up on Raw in managerial roles, it looks like things might be changing. In fact, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that: “the anti-manager sentiment Vince McMahon has had for a long time seems to have dissipated with the success of Paul Heyman.”
It was noted that not only does McMahon plan on using Maverick and Rush, but there is also talk of bringing in managers from the indie wrestling scene as well for future parts in the company. This could possibly include bringing someone in who isn’t under a contract like a Superstar from NXT.
So if you’re a manager on the indie wrestling scene, it might be a good idea to get a tape together and drop it in the mail to the WWE Performance Center. Because it never hurts to try.