Paul Heyman claims himself to be WWE’s GOAT manager, having managed champs like Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk

Paul Heyman’s career as a manager is an absolute piece of art. In WWE, he started by managing Brock Lesnar. Heyman was a major reason for the sudden push in Lesner’s career. Assisting him on the mic, Paul Heyman helped Lesnar to become a top star.

He also managed other superstars like Kurt Angle, The Big Show, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, and lastly Roman Reigns. All these superstars experienced a major boost in their careers after associating with arguably WWE’s most successful manager.

Paul Heyman declares himself as WWE’s GOAT manager

In a recent interview, Paul Heyman openly claimed to be the greatest WWE manager of all time and even declared himself better than Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He is The Special Counsel of the Tribal Chief at present. Fans have seen him do his best work with the athletes which clearly solidifies his claim as one of the best managers in the history of WWE. 

Paul Heyman

Heyman sided with Roman Reigns 3 years ago, shortly after Roman’s return at SummerSlam 2020. Paul hasn’t left the Tribal Chief’s side, even though the idea was proposed multiple times during the feud with Brock Lesnar. His recent work with Roman Reigns has further elevated his status in the industry.

Accompanying Roman Reigns on the latest edition of ESPN’s First Take, Paul Heyman proudly declared himself G.O.A.T when it comes to being a manager.

Here’s how the conversation went:

Heyman: “I’m the GOAT. The greatest of all time. Undisputed.”

Stephen Smith: “Well there was Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.”

Heyman: “Screw him, he’s dead. Jimmy Hart’s still alive, which proves that God doesn’t answer my prayers. Do you want me to prove to you that I’m the GOAT? I’m with [Roman Reigns]. Why would he settle for anything less than the GOAT? He’s the Tribal Chief.”

Who are the most recognized managers in WWE?

The Manager in the WWE has become an endangered species. Previously they used to play a key role in boosting the career of the superstars. But now very few are left in WWE. 

Here are the 5 most recognizable managers in the history of WWE:

#5. Sensational Sherri: Sherri Martel was not only a great manager but also a great wrestler. She was a three-time AWA Women’s Champion prior to joining the WWF in the late 1980s. When Shawn Michaels split with Marty Jannetty to try his hand at becoming a singles star, Michaels was paired with Sherri. The veteran manager gave the young star just the right amount of credibility that he needed to succeed in the role while still growing as a performer.

#4. Jimmy Hart: Hart managed WWF Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine at the first-ever WrestleMania event held in 1985. If you named a WWF wrestler in the 1980s, there’s got to be at least a fifty percent chance that Hart managed them at some point. 

#3. Paul Bearer: Paul Bearer’s career alongside The Undertaker could have ranked him this high on the list by itself, yet he had a successful run as a manager for multiple other wrestlers like Mankind to cement his place among the top list of wrestling greatest managers.

#2. Paul Heyman: Paul Heyman tops as number two on this list for his importance to the success of two of the most dominant world champions in WWE history: Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. He also managed several other stars on the roster.

#1. Bobby Heenan: Bobby Heenan is the greatest manager in WWE history. Heenan was fully devoted as a manager. The list of wrestlers he managed is of wrestling Hall of Fame talent: Andre The Giant, Rick Rude, Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens, Harley Race, Mr. Perfect, Ric Flair, and so many more.

What are your thoughts on Paul Heyman’s claim as the greatest manager of all time? Let us know in the comment section.





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