WWE Hall Of Famer Says There’d Be No Attitude Era Without Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman at the WWE Hall of Fame

A former WWE star is proud that Paul Heyman is in the WWE Hall of Fame.

As part of ECW, D-von Dudley found huge success alongside Bubba Ray under the guidance of Paul Heyman. The popular tag team became ECW legends during their time with the company and used that as a springboard to launch impressive careers in WWE.

The Dudley Boyz were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018, and six years later they’ve now been joined by Heyman.

During a recent interview on Gabby AF, D-Von spoke in glowing terms about Heyman and suggested there would have been no Stone Cold Steve Austin or Attitude Era without him.

“The whole induction for Paul was great because Paul really did deserve it. Paul helped change the face of professional wrestling, of course along with Cactus Jack and Terry Funk and Onita bring that style from Japan to the United States when ECW was born.

But, with the ideas and the booking of Paul Heyman and how he ran that company, it was great with how he gave a bunch of misfits the opportunity when other wrestling organizations wouldn’t have dared to give us an opportunity. He made us into stars.

I like to say that we were stars in ECW, but we became superstars in WWE. In order for us to be able to become that superstar, first we have to become a star, and Paul Heyman helped us do that.

Well deserved for him being inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Again, if it wasn’t for him, there would be no attitude era, there would be no Stone Cold Steve Austin, there would be none of us so I’m very happy and proud that he’s in the Hall Of Fame.”

Paul Heyman Reflects On WWE Hall Of Fame Speech

D-Von was also full of praise for Heyman’s Hall of Fame speech that featured several expletives and was delivered with the type of enthusiasm only the Wise Man can muster.

Looking back on his induction speech, Paul Heyman said if fans liked it, then he liked it and felt it was a success. He joked that if nothing else it gave him the chance to embarrass his kids.

H/t to Fightful