Paul Heyman loves to play with an audience.
Heyman is no stranger to interacting with the crowd and listening to the reaction before speaking his next word, having been on television since the late 80s. That interaction with the audience was lost during the pandemic era and now that crowds are back, Heyman has missed them.
"The return to live crowds," Heyman replied to Nick Cattles on The Nick Cattles Show. "Just the interaction with the audience. I love to play with an audience. Roman Reigns and The Usos love to play with an audience. If you're in WWE and you don't find the interaction with an audience to be spiritually orgasmic, you're in the wrong promotion. We are everything that a live concert is supposed to be. The audience itself is a character in the show. To play with that audience and interact with that audience is the best part of it. It's a high. It's beyond rockstar status. It's an exquisite moment that you get to experience and if it's done right, it's better than sex, at least the sex I've had or the sex my partners tells me they've had with me. It's magnificent, a great experience. When you get to play with that crowd...I've been talking for a living for 35 years and I still find it difficult to convey in words the enormity of the fulfillment that one feels playing with a live crowd, especially on live television.
Heyman is set to accompany his Tribal Chief Roman Reigns on WWE SmackDown as he battles Xavier Woods in singles competition.
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