Paul Heyman Responsible For New WWE Nickname

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A current WWE star has credited the genius of Paul Heyman for suggesting a new nickname.

Having been released by WWE, Bronson Reed was one of the raft of superstars who made their return to the company in 2022 under the stewardship of Triple H. Bronson Reed was a former NXT North American Champion in his previous run, and recently did battle for the United States Championship in a triple-threat match at Backlash with Bobby Lashley and title holder Austin Theory.

In recent weeks, Reed has become known as ‘Mr Nice Guy’ since being drafted to Monday Night Raw. Now, the heavyweight has revealed who came up with the nickname.

In a discussion with Ryan Satin on Out Of Character, Bronson Reed gave credit to Paul Heyman for coming up with the name, whilst the character is something he came up with the concept for himself.

That actually wasn’t my idea (to be billed as Mr. Nice Guy) but, it is sort of input so, you know, I’ve been watching a few different television shows that has a character that’s sort of similar to what I do. Australian TV shows and the Mr. Nice Guy was actually Paul Heyman.

He suggested that and obviously when such a great mind of the business like Paul Heyman suggests anything, you should go with it because he knows what he’s talking about… Again, huge ECW fan. So, if he has an idea like that, of course, of course that’s what I’m gonna go with. But yeah, Mr. Nice Guy and it is representative of what you see, like us chatting right now. I am that nice guy. You can speak to me. It’s just when I step into the ring, that’s when the beast is unleashed, that’s when things change and I go to make my money. My money is by cracking skulls.

A current AEW star admitted recently that in the past they wanted to be a Paul Heyman Girl.

With thanks to POST Wrestling for the transcription.