Paul Heyman has been one of the most well-known and established names in the pro wrestling world for decades. His mind for the industry is truly genius, as Heyman truly understands the business. He’s been through a lot in his career, and he even tried to get into a fight with ex WWE writer Brian Gewirtz during a flight.

No one can deny the fact that Paul Heyman is one of the best talkers on the microphone. The Bloodline’s Wise Man also founded ECW, and his love for the business is truly second to none as well. Naturally, he’s no stranger to going a bit extreme.

As written in his book “There’s Just One Problem…: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE,” former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz detailed how Paul Heyman tried to get into a fistfight with him during a flight in the early 2000s.

“One time on the corporate jet Paul [Heyman] got so amped up [over what, I don’t remember] that he got up and challenged me to a fistfight, mid-flight. To be fair, I’m sure I’d said something that made him want to punch me in the face. Whatever it was caused Paul to stand up, look me in the eye and declare: ‘I’ll give you three free shots to the face if I could have just one.’ Before I could respond to that offer, Shane McMahon jumped up from his seat. It was not to point out having a fistfight on a small plane was a bad idea. Instead he took me into the plane’s bathroom to show me how to properly throw a punch.


I ultimately turned down the opportunity to have a good old-fashioned plane fight, disappointing most on board— including Vince, who seemed way more interested in this potential match than the Tajiri vs. Albert match from hours earlier.”

Heyman was even kicked out of locker room twice. He is currently happy in his role as Special Counsel to Roman Reigns, and that is all that matters to him at this moment. Only time will tell where his career leads from this point on, but he will likely rack up plenty of new stories in the years to come.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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