There are a lot of stories in the history of pro wrestling. One recently came up about Paul Heyman, but we must put the kibosh on this.
Matt Hardy had a very interesting story on one of his recent podcasts. Hardy told a tale about Paul Heyman and his brutal removal from a WWE backstage area after Vince McMahon got in an argument.
”It was done pretty brutally. I just remember how he was just escorted out of the building and off the property. I hope I’m not mistaken, I wanna say like there was issue where Vince said that he had received some intel he shouldn’t have been receiving, and they didn’t know what he was doing with it. I know Vince and the office were very upset with him. He was recorded out of the property and fired.”
Ringside News spoke to a respected veteran insider with almost 20 years inside WWE. They had a much different re-telling of events. Matt Hardy told quite a story on his podcast, but our source, who has a lot of knowledge in the situation, explained to us otherwise.
Matt Hardy is a great sports entertainer, and his podcast is awesome. He’s talking about the December to Dismember, and either he’s confusing Heyman with someone else’s incident or he’s just wrong in his recollection.
Heyman showed up that day and said goodbye to a few people before the production meeting. I know, because I was one of them. He and Vince had a major fight after the production meeting. Heyman was not escorted out. He actually went into the writers room and walked David Lagana and Michael Hayes through a few steps as he was departing.
The next thing any of us heard, he was on Big Show’s bus saying goodbye to Big Show. I know CM Punk and Rob Van Dam went out to see him. And I know he left shortly thereafter because believe it or not, Stephanie McMahon was trying to broker a peace between Heyman and Vince, and he left before she could see him. Love Matt’s podcast, but this story wasn’t exactly as it went down.
Our source has a much different version of these events than Matt Hardy gave on his podcast. The fact is that Hardy wants to get listens and clicks, so he might have embellished, or perhaps, he is recollecting things incorrectly. Either way, Paul Heyman was not “brutally” removed from any backstage area by security.
We’ll have to see what Paul Heyman does next in his career. His Bloodline saga has been nothing short of fantastic. Odds are, he will remain in WWE for a long time to come, if he chooses.
What’s your take on this story? Did you ever believe that Paul Heyman was dragged out? Sound off in the comments section!