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Paul Heyman Talks About The Next Evolution Of Pro Wrestling

RollingStone.com has published a new interview with the one and only Paul Heyman. Heyman spoke about a number of topics, including Monday’s RAW, what fans will remember about 2014 and where he thinks the business is headed. Here are some highlights:

“Paul Heyman Guys” Cesaro and Curtis Axel Not Catching On:

“I think the bar was set so high with the chemistry that Brock and I have, and the chemistry that Punk and I had, that it would be very difficult to match that. It’s not just a situation of, ‘Stick manager A with wrestler B.’ Especially when you’re shooting for the top. I’ve never walked through the curtain with someone I wasn’t trying to audition as a WrestleMania main-eventer, and I never want to. And I’m sure the performers I’ve worked with didn’t want to have an advocate whose goal was anything less. But sometimes the chemistry just isn’t there.”

Brock Lesnar’s Historic Year In WWE:

“If you look back on WWE 20 years from now, I would suggest the two most newsworthy matches [of this past year] were Brock Lesnar conquering the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania, and the most one-sided, uncontested beatdown of a top star in history when Brock hit John Cena with 16 suplexes and crushed him at SummerSlam. I don’t think anything else, from a historical perspective, can hold water to those two.”

The Next Evolution Of Pro Wrestling:

“The next evolution of the business won’t be the actual content or presentation, but the manner in which the business and the content is distributed. I would suggest to you that [with] today’s distribution channels, which are smartphones and other handheld accessories, that the product will skew younger in the next couple of years, because that’s going to be the audience.”

* VIDEO Of Will Ferrell Chucking A Basketball Into TARYN TERRELL’s Face

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