Paul Heyman recently appeared as a guest on the MacMania podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the legendary pro wrestling figure spoke at length about the significant changes being made behind-the-scenes in WWE following the retirement of longtime WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
“I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Vince McMahon," Heyman stated during the interview. "What a hypocrite I would be to say anything less than extraordinarily complementary about that man."
Heyman continued, "His work ethic, his willingness to put in 20, 22 hours a day, every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for 40 years is why we are all fabulously wealthy, and will never get the credit nor the understanding that he deserves and that he earned."
From there, the former ECW promoter and WWE performer spoke about new management figures stepping in to fulfill the duties that were handled by Vince McMahon for so many years.
"Fully supportive of the new regime," he said. "They understand the task at hand and the people that are involved right now at steering this ship were prepared to steer this ship by Vince McMahon. When I took the job as executive director, I asked Vince, ‘What is the greatest service that I can give this company in this role?' His answer was, ‘Get your successor ready in case you drop dead, because the show goes on with or without you.’ And he looked me straight in the eyes and he says, ‘Because the show goes on without me. With or without me.’ And he meant it."