Paul Heyman: Mustafa Ali Is One Of The Foremost Talents In WWE. We Need More People Like Him.

Paul Heyman looks at talent who want to grab the brass ring.

Paul Heyman made a career out of taking talents who were underutilized and finding the positives that resided within them and the best way to present them on television while also hiding all of the negatives.

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In present-day WWE, Paul Heyman has a front-row seat to the next generation of Superstars as he continues to work alongside Roman Reigns on the Friday Night SmackDown brand. Recently, WWE has been making roster cuts with regularity, and now, Paul Heyman is giving his insight as to how other roster members should look at these unfortunate releases.

Speaking with Ariel Helwani, Paul Heyman explained why roster members should look at these cuts as the opportunity to step up and grab the brass ring because now there is more room at higher levels of the card.

"There are two ways to look at it. One way to look at it is the time invested and the potential, but it creates an opportunity for someone else to step up and grab it. The whole WWE mentality of 'grab the brass ring.' There is a lot to say about seizing the moment and grabbing the opportunity when it's there. Some people need to create their own opportunity and realize that when someone leaves, there is a position that is open. Usually, someone that is sixth on the card is bumped up. As everyone moves up, an entry-level position is now open for someone to come in and steal the whole show and do something different and make themselves noticed and be better than everybody else."

He continued, "Every single time someone is out the door, it enables someone else to come in the door, kick open the door, or at least say, 'That guy is gone, screw him, give it to me.' If I was a young guy, I wouldn't even wait for the entry-level positions, I'd come in pitching for the top. Put me in there. Don't fill the seventh spot with someone with tenure, put a new guy in there, put me in there, see if I sink or swim. If I sink, get rid of me, I'll just be another guy out the door and this one, it doesn't have the emotional attachment with the audience that the other guy who just left or you just fired has had for years. I'll be a new guy who gets shown the door, who cares about the new guy. What if I hit, I score, I connect, I draw money, I'm box office? Now you have a brand new guy who can move up to the top that's fresh, new, and different. Imagine somebody new, fresh, innovative ideas. Somebody new walks in the door and says, 'let me oppose him and bring a different perspective. Let the audience look at me and go these guys are opposing each other and this guy is a disruptor.'"

To further illustrate his point, Paul Heyman singled out Mustafa Ali as somebody who is consistently looking at what everyone else is doing so he can be a disruptor and do the opposite. Paul would go on to say that Mustafa Ali will, at some point, be a sensation.

"Look at Mustafa Ali. He is one of the foremost talents in WWE. Why? He constantly pushes against boundaries. He is going to be a sensation. One day or the next, he is going to be. Why? He's not held to convention or what's been done already. He looks and says, 'this is what I can do in the next 36 months and nobody else is doing it.' We need more people like that. We need more people like in NXT. Young talent sitting there and saying, 'I'll do it better than what anybody else is doing. Glad these guys are doing so well. Put me in there. I'll change the game and disrupt the industry.'"

Ali would react to Paul Heyman's words on social media by simply reposting them and calling Paul Heyman "The Wise Man."

Paul Heyman will be by the side of Roman Reigns at WWE Survivor Series as Roman goes against Big E in the number one battle for brand supremacy. You can read Paul Heyman's thoughts on brand supremacy at this link.

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