Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is an American entertainment producer, performer and marketing guru currently signed to WWE The E-Fed where he is the onscreen "best friend, confidante and strategist" for CM Punk as well as the manager of Curtis Axel; both dubbed as "Heyman Guys". Heyman is also the leader of Team Heyman. He is also the co-founder of an advertising marketing and branding firm called The Looking4Larry Agency in New York City, well known for its social media marketing and viral video production and distribution. Heyman is best known for his career in professional wrestling as a promoter, manager, commentator, and journalist.
Heyman was the creative force behind the revolutionary promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling in the 1990s. He has also worked in Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Entertainment, including WWE's ECW brand where he was recognized as the ECW Representative in front of the camera, and was the general manager and brand manager behind the scenes.
Heyman was born in Scarsdale, New York, the son of Richard S. Heyman, a prominent personal injury attorney in the Bronx who served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and Sulamita Heyman, a holocaust survivor. Heyman's family is Jewish. By age 11, he was running a mail order business selling celebrity and sports memorabilia from his home. While still a teenager, Heyman fast-talked his way backstage at a World Wide Wrestling Federation event at Madison Square Garden as a photojournalist. He was paid by the company for several of his photographs. He attended Suny Purchase and Westchester Community College, where he worked on-air as an opinionated, controversial host at the radio stations, and later became a producer (at the age of 19) and promoter for the New York City nightclub Studio 54 in the mid-1980s.
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Heyman is a single father of two children, with a daughter named Azalea Heyman, who was born on July 31, 2002, and a son named Jacob Heyman, who was born on May 28, 2004.
- The Voice of the Voice of the Voiceless
- The Walrus
- The Waltnut
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- "This is Extreme" by Harry Slash & The Slashtones
- "Balls to the Wall" by Chimaira
- "Mental" by Bryan New (as SmackDown General Manager)
- "Next Big Thing"' by Jim Johnston (as Brock Lesnar's manager; March 2002–January 2003; 2012)
- "Reborn" by Jim Johnston (as Curtis Axel's manager; June 24, 2013–present)