The special TMPT Feature Episode #12 welcomed in ECW Original, the Homicidal, Suicidal, and Genocidal, Sabu. Sabu stopped by for a very rare interview to tell us all about his book “Scars, Silence, & Superglue” and discusses how putting together this long-awaited autobiography shows exactly how his actions always spoke louder than his words. From his days training with his Uncle, "The Sheik", through his big break in Japan it was Sabu who innovated the never before seen hardcore imagery that penetrated the wrestling business in the mid-90s. But it wasn't until the connection with then Tod Gordon's ECW that would catapult Sabu into the ICON status. In this excerpt, Sabu gives his opinion on whether or not Paul Heyman is the “genius” everyone makes him out to be and why his time spent in the WWE was not a high point in his storied career. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Was he surprised when ECW went out of business and bought by WWE:
"The buying part yes. Paul was having everybody mother f*ck Vince for two years and it turns out he was working with him and getting fat on it. We weren't getting fat, we all lost weight. He was getting fat and we were feeling sorry for him because he said he was getting skinny. He'd say everyone is bitching about their checks and I can't even buy a pair of socks. We'd say poor Paul and then we find out whatever he was getting from Vince for years. He was paid for a while just to watch their shows and give an opinion. Vince paid him just for that while we was working for us."
Is Paul Heyman a genius?
"No, because nobody would let him run away with their company the way Tod Gordon let him run away with their company. First, when he came into the company he had to follow Tod Gordon's rules on wrestling but then when I came into it we didn't follow anybody's rules and he let Paul do what he wanted to do because he thought Paul was a genius for bringing me in. But nobody would have given him that credit if it wasn't for me and him hooking up and people seeing what was really in his mind."
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