Paul Heyman’s contributions to the WWE are innumerable. He’s the quintessential villain with a feisty attitude that’s contributed to many of his superstars’ rather successful careers. It’s this very same attitude that we see whenever he has a microphone in his hands. Some would credit him with the greatest of all time in terms of microphone performance, and Heyman can bend audiences to his will, making them cheer or jeer him at a moment’s notice.
Heyman’s proven himself to be a rather proficient businessman as well. He has a nose for discovering wrestling talent, a trait that stems from his deeply rooted love for the sport. In the past, he has built wrestling franchises from the ground up, creating the ECW which at one point nearly brought down the near monopoly that was the WWF.
His wrestlers are loyal, and Heyman has cultivated a near cult-like following with some fans. In essence, he has become a character in and of himself, one that rivals any superstar that steps into the ring. His creative visions have directed the wrestling scene at large, and he’s had the kind of career of which any wrestling manager would be jealous.
But buried deep within all this staggering history lie some rather interesting statistics. For all of those who want to be told Heyman’s story through numbers, you’ve come to the right place. What follows are the top ten incredible stats about Paul Heyman you don’t want to miss.
10 He Has Three Total Aliases
Wrestlers are often recognized by a variety of nicknames throughout their career. If they are lucky, one of them really sticks in the minds of fans, and they will typically run with it. Seeing as Paul Heyman is practically a wrestling persona himself, it’s only natural that he would attempt to create a few nicknames as well.
9 He’s Managed Five Total Champions
Heyman’s prowess as a manager is unmatched, and it shows in this particular statistic. Heyman has managed an unheard of five various WWE champions throughout his career. Oftentimes throughout their title matches, fans would see Heyman strutting alongside the ring, or witness a close up of Heyman making a screwed up face. It was obvious the WWE recognized his impact on the wrestlers he managed, and it resulted in air-time.
8 He’s Managed 40 Wrestlers
It seems his managing skills have not gone unnoticed on the swath of wrestlers found within the professional leagues. Heyman has gone on to manage forty separate wrestlers, an impressive feat few can match. Affectionately referring to them as his “guys”, Heyman has cultivated a mass following within the wrestling community.
7 He’s 5’ 11” Tall
Just under six feet tall, Heyman boasts a rather average stature, instead relying on his boisterous personality to get the wrestling juices flowing. He’s no stranger to being dwarfed by others, as the WWE famously hires some rather large individuals. In fact, when Heyman worked alongside the Big Show, there was just over an entire foot in height difference!
6 He Had 2 Close Relatives Survive World War Two
Heyman’s family was particularly up close and personal to the Second World War, which began in 1939. In fact, both of Heyman’s parents were involved in the war in varying fashions. Richard Heyman, Paul’s father, served in the U.S. Navy in the Third Fleet. Nicknamed “Papu” by his family, Richard unfortunately passed away in June, 2013.
5 His Estimated Net Worth is in the Millions
Heyman’s business acumen is well noted by many in the wrestling realm. He single-handedly built the Extreme Championship Wrestling league into prominence, establishing a new brand of wrestling that has had lasting influences up to this day. Over the course of his career, Heyman has earned piles of cash.
4 He Has Earned 5 Different Wrestling Awards
If you’ve gathered anything from this article, it’s most likely that Heyman has experienced his share of professional wrestling success. While money in the bank is one recognition of such a fact, the various awards that leagues and magazines dish out for those involved in the wrestling business are as well. Heyman has built himself quite the trophy case.
3 He’s Used 9 Different Entrance Themes
Heyman is not shy of the limelight. In fact, he thrives in it, and one way of ensuring all eyes are on you is to blare some mighty tunes whenever you enter a stadium. Many wrestlers stick to one song, a sort of trademark of their brand they are pushing. Heyman, though, has dabbled in a variety of entrance music over the years.
2 He Acted in a Movie That Received a Paltry 3% Rating
Paul Heyman plays a character nearly every day for the WWE, so it was only natural he would go on to test his acting mettle in an actual movie at some point or another. Unfortunately for him, the movie was just a flat out flub. Playing an over the top announcer (anyone surprised?), Heyman had a minor role in the 2002 remake of Rollerball.
1 He has 943,000 Twitter Followers
In this day and age, the popularity of many celebrities is somewhat judged by the amount of followers they have garnered. Heyman has kept up with the times, amassing a substantial fan base through social media outlets such at Twitter. In fact, Heyman pulls in just under one million followers on his Twitter account, an impressive number a non-athlete.
It goes to show how versatile Heyman is at advertising a brand. His website and twitter both push the logo “Heyman Hustle”, a motto in line with his wrestling persona, and he has seized on the chance to spread his image to fans through the internet. Heyman frequently posts related videos and articles in order to further establish his image. Today’s world is about the fast paced realm of internet advertising, and Heyman continues to showcase his managing expertise, even when it comes to himself.
Sources: profightdb.com, rottentomatoes.com, twitter.com, wwe.com
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