Beth Phoenix, Bill Apter, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Captain Lou Albano, Classy Freddie Blassie, CM Punk, Documentary, Dusty Rhodes, ECW, Edge, Gabe Sapolsky, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jim Ross, Joey Styles, Ladies And Gentlemen My Name Is Paul Heyman, Larry Zybszko, Managers, Memphis Wrestling, Mick Foley, Natalya, OVW, Paul E. Dangerously, Paul Heyman, Raven, Renee Young, Rob Van Dam, Ron Buffone, Steve Austin, The Big Show, Tod Gordon, Tommy Dreamer, WCW, Wrestling Docs, WWE
When you think of all the great managers in WWE history, you may think of guys like Classy Freddie Blassie, Captain Lou Albano, or even Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. I think one of the greatest managers in WWE history may just be the advocate for the beast incarnate Brock Lesnar in Paul Heyman. This is a documentary that looks at the whole entire career of Paul Heyman from his start as a photographer all the way through his time in ECW to the manager we know today. The documentary features interviews with Jim Ross, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Rob Van Dam, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Larry Zybszko, Bill Apter, The Big Show, Joey Styles, Mick Foley, Tod Gordon, Gabe Sapolsky, Beth Phoenix, Edge, Dusty Rhodes, Ron Buffone, and so many more. Plus you hear stories straight from the horses mouth as he explains his side of the story in a almost two hour documentary.
One of the best quotes in this documentary is that Paul Heyman is a chameleon in the fact that he has been able to adapt to every generation of fans and still be the hated character he has always been. Why are people surprised by this? After all, his mother was a holocaust survivor and his father was the best personal injury lawyer in all of New York, so it’s only a wonder that he is the mad scientist/genius everyone describes him to be. The one thing that is a constant in this documentary is the unbelievable knack that Paul has for discovering talent. He has managed or worked with everyone from Steve Austin, Mick Foley, CM Punk, and Brock Lesnar. So, it’s safe to say that his track record is a good one and not to mention he ran an independent wrestling company that changed the way that the big boys did things in ECW. This is one of the best docs that I have seen since the CM Punk documentary and definitely one worth checking out on the WWE Network or on DVD. Plus he does an amazing impersonation of Dusty Rhodes. I am giving the documentary an A for a final grade.