The WWE Draft to re-introduce the brand split is only about three weeks away as the company continues to bring back former authority figures to hype the event. The latest WWE rumors suggest that Paul Heyman may become a General Manager for either Monday Raw or SmackDown, but is he interested in doing it?
The WWE has brought back the likes of Theodore Long and John Laurinaitis to give nostalgia. They also have Shane and Stephanie McMahon to choose from. It’s also easy to speculate that Heyman will be offered the job since he did great as the on-screen SmackDown GM in the early 2000s.
However, Heyman was asked in a conference call with the media recently if he wants to become a General Manager again or even be part of the creative team. He said no and mentioned that he cannot commit to a very demanding position since he has to work all year round.
“Oh, I certainly hope not. General Manager is a role I had a blast with, but I would prefer to stay in the role that I have had for the past four years, which is to serve as the advocate for Brock Lesnar,” Heyman said, via Cageside Seats.
“I don’t think I’m in the consideration to be even close to the writing staff in today’s WWE corporate environment. Nor have I requested to be on the writing staff in today’s WWE environment. I have a primo gig,” he added.
The 50-year-old wrestling personality is busy with his official multimedia channel called The Heyman Hustle. He also owns the Looking4Larry Agency, an all-purpose branding, marketing and production agency, along with Mitchell Stuart.
The WWE Draft will be on July 19 when SmackDown goes live on the USA Network. There is still no word on who will take control of Raw and SmackDown, but expect the McMahon siblings to be involved in it.
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