Paul Heyman: "The Usos Are The Most Compelling Tag Team On A Microphone I’ve Seen In Decades"

Some high praises from a man who is not too shabby on the microphone himself.

The advocate for the current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman has been making the rounds on the interview circuit to promote WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. Gambit caught up with Heyman to grab his thoughts on a number of topics concerning this upcoming Sunday's spectacle. While being asked about becoming a natural on the microphone, Heyman praised two men who have done a complete 360 with their WWE careers, the current SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey, The Usos.

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"Just for example, The Usos. The Usos are the most compelling tag team on a microphone I’ve seen in decades, and they’re just scratching the surface of this new way for them to present their promos, so I can’t wait to see what develops in the next year with their style." Heyman expressed. "It wouldn’t work for me, obviously, but what I do wouldn’t work for them. So in terms of being true to themselves, The Usos are the perfect example of what happens when you get in touch with who you are and present that to the public."

Paul Heyman is not just an onscreen character as he has had his days of running a company and booking for the WWE. Heyman did not turn down the idea of becoming a lead-writer, but stated that he currently has his hands full with Brock Lesnar.

"I have my hands full at the moment participating in the layout of whatever is done regarding Brock Lesnar, and along with my other responsibilities, it’s a full-time gig. I very much hear and appreciate the semi-clamoring for me to return to the position of being the lead writer on a project and perhaps I will, though whether it’s a sports entertainment project or not, I don’t know. It might be a TV series, a movie, or something else. But in terms of “booking", I don’t see the opening for that at the moment, nor am I keeping a keen eye on whether that opening exists or will come into fruition anytime soon." Heyman stated.

"The GodFather Of ECW" then gave a very detailed answer to the question of "Are there any other matches on the WrestleMania 34 card that you are looking forward to?"

"You know, this is going to sound like a very diplomatic answer, or a very prepared statement, but really, I’m looking forward to the whole show, and here’s why: No-one goes to a Broadway show or a movie, or if they do, they’re just ruining their own time, and only cares about one thing on the show," He continued, "You go to a movie for the entire experience. You go to a Broadway show for the entire experience. You know, the very first question you asked me, what can people expect? And I said a ride, that’s the best thing I can offer an audience, a wild ride. If it's something that leaves you breathless, that way you walk away from a show you say: That was the greatest WrestleMania of all time, and oh, I wish this guy won, oh I wish that female accomplished her goals... but in the end, you walk away having to catch your breath saying man, I will never forget this night. No one wants to walk away saying, Hey, that was pretty good, but you know what? Last year’s was better. Or, the one a couple years ago blew me away more. Everyone wants to go with the desire that on the flip side of a show you walk away saying, 'Nothing compares to that; how are they ever going to top it?' And that’s the desire for every performer on the show as well." He stated. "That’s what everyone who will go through the curtain at WrestleMania has on their mind: 'How can I make this the most memorable show in these people’s minds? How could I make them remember what’s on the shirt of the guy next to me?

"I think you said it best: You were there when Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak. You were traumatized by it, I love that word. From this entire conversation, for the rest of the day, I will remember that word. I mean, that’s what we seek; a heightened emotion that you can never shake. That to this day, when you said it, you say it with great pain: 'I was traumatized'. You didn’t just throw the word out, you said it with passion: 'I was traumatized by it', and I loved hearing that, because that’s what we’re after." Heyman said. "We’re after something that becomes part of you, that 50 years from now when you’re sitting with your grandchildren and they say tell me a story, you say, 'You know I was there on the night that Brock Lesnar conquered the streak? They’ll say 'Wow, really? What was it like?' Oh, it took my breath away, still does to this moment, and that’s what you look for, moments like that, that become part of people’s lives, that when you meet them 10 years later, they can’t wait to say to you, 'Hey, I was there'. It’s a shared experience, and it’s a shared moment, and you share the oxygen in the room with people that are experiencing this in their own lives, something as intense as you’re experiencing in yours."

 

Heyman's client will walk into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to defend the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. The two titans had another confrontation that turned into a brawl during last night's RAW. Head over to our RAW results article to read up on what went down.

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