Paul Heyman recently spoke with Phil Strum of The Poughkeepsie Journal to promote WrestleMania 30. Check out the highlights down below:
Do you think the fans are being listened to and what’s different about today’s live crowds than even a few years ago?
This WrestleMania is being built around not only The Undertaker’s undefeated streak going against Brock Lesnar, who, with all humility, is represented by the most articulate salesman for a match in modern-day WWE, but it’s being built around the intrigue of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H with the caveat that if Daniel Bryan can survive the onslaught of the company COO, he’ll be inserted into what was already promoted as the main event of WrestleMania between the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton and the guaranteed No. 1 contender, Batista.
If so much of this WrestleMania is being built around the intrigue of if Daniel Bryan can get into the match and he’s facing his mortal enemy, Triple H, he’ll perhaps get involved again in the quest for a championship, someone please tell me how the fans are not being listened to. What are the fans screaming for that they are not getting delivered?
What is his new DVD about?
“I really don’t know much about it. I’m sure WWE has been trying to dig up a lot of dirt on me. You don’t have to dig too hard. It will be a snapshot of Paul Heyman at 48 years old, which would be a different look than if he was 38 years old and a different look from when he was 28 years old. If you did this documentary 10 years from now when I am 58, that would be a far different look at me. It’s a look at Paul Heyman at this stage of his career, begrudgingly reflecting on what he has accomplished so far and very much passionately looking forward to future things to accomplish in the next stage of his career.”
What makes Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker a must-see match?
First of all, The Undertaker’s undefeated streak is the most intriguing plot and storyline going into WrestleMania because it has the most historical significance and the greatest long-ranging ramifications into the future at the same time.
It behooves us to acknowledge when Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker at WrestleMania, it will take nothing away from the enormity of the accomplishment of 21 consecutive wins in 21 appearances on the grandest stage of all. Not Stone Cold Steve Austin, not John Cena, not Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, not Hulk Hogan or Andre The Giant, not even Brock Lesnar, can ever be able to claim they are 21-0 at WrestleMania.
I think the magnitude of the accomplishment can never be undersold. It’s also quite intriguing that we have a situation where Brock Lesnar does not have to win, but The Undertaker must not lose.