Paul Heyman has been one of the best managers and talkers in the history of WWE and the business in general. Considered one of the most astute minds in the history of the industry, Heyman has helped many superstars reach superstardom throughout his career.
In WWE, Heyman is best known for his role as the advocate for Brock Lesnar and now as the Wise Man to Roman Reigns. The former Paul E. Dangerously has gained a reputation for being a heel manager and, more importantly, as the guy who will eventually betray his clients. When Lesnar feuded with Reigns over 2021 and ’22, Heyman was quick to change sides and aid The Tribal Chief in becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion he is today.
While his current loyalty to Reigns is undoubtedly concrete, it may not take long for Heyman to turn on The Head of the Table once he realizes that The Bloodline may not be as beneficial as it once was.
Many would argue that it is only a matter of time before the betrayal happens. But the question that remains is, who will be Paul Heyman’s next big client? Here are the three superstars who could benefit from the former ECW owner’s knowledge of the business and his exceptional intelligence.
#1. Gunther could be a monster alongside Paul Heyman
Once The Bloodline dissociates into the shadows of the past, Heyman will be in need of a major heel character who he would like to build for the future. There can hardly be any doubt that Gunther fits the mold like a jigsaw puzzle piece. The Ring General is already tearing it up on the main roster with the Intercontinental Championship and his almost 300-day run as champion. He is currently undefeated since moving to SmackDown and is also one of the biggest heels on the brand.
Clearly, WWE sees merit and potential in the Austrian. The Intercontinental Champion and his group, Imperium, have all the talent in the world to become top stars. While Gunther has excellent in-ring prowess, Ludwig Kaiser is a great talker, and Giovanni Vinci is a technician.
With Paul Heyman by their side, The Ring General could easily make his way to the world championship scene and maybe even win in the coming years. The Special Counsel will help Gunther and co. reach new heights by becoming the method behind their madness.
#2. Paul Heyman could manage a heel Bron Breakker
Recent chatter among fans online indicates that Breakker’s current babyface run in NXT is running stale. He has been champion for a long time and without a sight of him turning heel, it may be in the best interest to move him to the main roster permanently.
When he does arrive on either RAW or SmackDown, it would be in his best interest to be a heel. Breakker is another talent WWE has their money on and a heel run with Heyman by his side could do wonders.
The erstwhile Paul E. Dangerously could turn Breakker into a heel and have him wipe through the mid-card en route to the world title, in the same vein as Brock Lesnar. Breakker could also go on a run and destroy some of the heavyweights in the division, including the aforementioned Lesnar.
#3. Solo Sikoa could accomplish a coup d’etat
In a shocking turn of events, at WrestleMania 39, Paul Heyman could do the unthinkable and betray Roman Reigns to side with Solo Sikoa. After growing frustrated with Reigns losing, Sikoa could turn heel, get help from Heyman, and destroy his cousin. This would allow The Tribal Chief to take some time off from live TV, as has been widely reported, while WWE could get a new monster heel and the neo-Bloodline, led by Sikoa.
The Enforcer of The Bloodline has hardly ever spoken on television since making his main roster debut. With Heyman by his side, his ‘talk less, do more’ persona can remain, while the former will cut promos and assist him in winning matches.
This could also eventually lead to a showdown between Sikoa and Gunther, where the latter will be dethroned and move on to better feuds, while Sikoa wreaks havoc on RAW and SmackDown.