Paul Heyman Has No Desire To Enter WWE Hall Of Fame
Paul Heyman has reflected on his time managing WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin and The Undertaker, and claimed that he has no interest in being inducted himself.
Over WrestleMania 38 weekend, both ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Undertaker bid their farewells to their in-ring careers.
On Night One of the two-night spectacular, ‘The Bionic Redneck’ shocked fans when he challenged Kevin Owens to face him in his final match, while on April 1st The Undertaker was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
One man who has loomed large in the careers of both men is Paul Heyman. While he is currently serving as the Special Counsel to Roman Reigns, Heyman also managed both Undertaker and Austin while in WCW and continued to have different roles to play throughout their careers.
In a new interview on 101 WRIF, Paul Heyman looked back on his history with the WWE icons.
“First of all, Stone Cold Steve Austin was managed by me in WCW before he came to WWE.
“In between WCW and WWE, Steve Austin stopped off in ECW, which I owned at the time. So I’ve known Steve Austin for over 30 years and I’m very proud of him and I thought it was very smart for him to wrestle his last match instead of stepping up and trying one more run against The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
“As for The Undertaker, I’ve managed him as well in WCW. As he has revealed in the past few weeks during some interviews, I was one of the people that facilitated his move to WWE and to become The Undertaker, and I also applaud his decision to enter the Hall of Fame, signifying the end of The Undertaker’s career, before he got itchy, and decided to step up one more time against The Tribal Chief, to get smashed, the same way Brock Lesnar did at WrestleMania this past Sunday.
“So I have enjoyed both Austin and Undertaker’s final bow, and I encourage others to take final vows before they step into the ring with Roman Reigns and get hurt.”
When asked if he would like to be inducted into the hallowed hall himself, Paul Heyman claimed that he had “no desire” to even though he is aware he is in the process of putting together a Hall of Fame run.
“Yeah, I have absolutely no desire to go into the Hall of Fame. Well, I am the ‘Special Counsel’ to ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns. I’m putting together a Hall of Fame run simply based on what we do as The Undisputed Champion right now, let alone everything else that has been accomplished beforehand. So while we’re in the middle of this run, it would make no sense for me to go into the Hall of Fame.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.