Paul Heyman has recently expanded his role backstage to become one of the key people in creative over the last few months, adding Smackdown to the list of regular shows he attends.
However, Heyman has two children and runs a successful promotional agency as well and had previously not committed to a full-time role.
The recent addition of his role as the Executive Director behind-the-scenes for RAW is very much full-time and likely means that Vince McMahon offered him a salary he simply couldn’t refuse, notes the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Another fallout from Heyman’s promotion within WWE is that it makes it very likely that Brock Lesnar will remain with the company when his contract expires next year, and that Ronda Rousey could eventually be returning at some point.
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