Paul Heyman was the RAW Govt Director for practically a full yr. When he was put answerable for dealing with the artistic side of WWE’s flagship present in July 2019, there was largely a way of pleasure.
Within the eyes of many followers, it was a change that WWE desperately wanted and Paul Heyman was somebody whose artistic outlook was well-respected. Whereas there have been many episodes of RAW that had been hit and miss, it was onerous to disclaim the general enchancment that the present had undergone.
One of the crucial notable modifications Paul Heyman made to RAW was the truth that he was using energetic, full-time superstars with a watch to the longer term slightly than centering RAW programming round part-timers resembling Brock Lesnar.
A number of superstars benefited from it as nicely, resembling Drew McIntyre, Aleister Black, Apollo Crews, Andrade, and extra. In keeping with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter, a sure man named Chris McCumber, who just lately vacated his put up of President of NBC Common’s USA and SyFy Networks.
In keeping with Meltzer, McCumber was a giant supporter of Paul Heyman and his imaginative and prescient for RAW. He was instructed that rankings would take a success, however it could be a long-term gamble because the plan was to construct many new stars. McCumber preferred the thought and wasn’t completely happy when Paul Heyman was faraway from his put up and emphasis was placed on older stars once more.
What’s the fallout of the Paul Heyman-era on RAW?
Bruce Prichard took over because the Govt Director of each RAW and SmackDown after Paul Heyman was faraway from his put up. Whereas rankings have discovered a relative stability within the final month or two, SmackDown has had higher numbers and has been the extra acclaimed present from a artistic standpoint.
It seems that there was all the time going to be a conflict between Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon as they each seem to have totally different visions and an total method. Paul Heyman’s hiring wasn’t beloved by all, nevertheless, as AJ Kinds was one identify who vocally towards him attributable to varied points – the primary considered one of which he accused Heyman of being liable for Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson getting launched.
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