Paul Heyman To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman has been announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2024.

As reported by the Associated Press, Paul Heyman is about to become a WWE Hall of Famer.

Heyman began his career in wrestling when he was just 13 years old, working as a photographer and running his own newsletter. Heyman went on to photograph the biggest stars in the WWF and Jim Crockett Promotions while also working at the legendary nightclub Studio 54.

The proud New Yorker took his first steps into management in 1987 and never looked back. Paul E. Dangerously, Heyman became a fixture in Championship Wrestling from Florida, and the CWA before moving to JCP which eventually became WCW.

The company eventually fired Heyman after clashing with management — something which became a career theme. However, this enabled him to move to ECW, which he eventually took control of. ECW became famous for pushing the boundaries under Heyman’s guidance, with the promotion still beloved to this day despite closing its doors in 2001.

Following the death of ECW, Heyman held numerous roles with WWE both on-screen and behind the scenes across multiple stints. He was Head Writer of SmackDown during the famous “SmackDown Six” period as well as managing the likes of Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, and now Roman Reigns.

“I Feel like I’m Just Getting Started” – Paul Heyman

Reacting to the news, Heyman said he still feels like he’s got a lot to achieve.

“I consistently feel like I’m just getting started, and I’m just figuring this out,” Heyman said. “To me, what is an incomplete body of work, because there’s still things I want to accomplish, I never felt comfortable accepting that is a reflection upon an entire career.”

Paul Heyman is regarded as one of the greatest minds in wrestling today and remains a point of contact for the likes of Swerve Strickland, even though he works for AEW.

The 2024 Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, just 24 hours ahead of WrestleMania. Heyman has a long association with the city as it served as the home of ECW.