Who else could be a "Paul Heyman Guy"?
For the rechristening of Curtis Axel as a “Paul Heyman Guy,” his outspoken manager has made a strong case for why his latest investment will be one of the all-time greats. And as Axel amasses victories over the likes of Triple H, WWE Champion John Cena and Chris Jericho, WWE.com wonders who else would benefit from being brought into the fold.
This second-generation Superstar has been credited with bringing tremendous prestige to the Intercontinental Championship and making a lot of noise alongside Team Rhodes Scholars ally Damien Sandow. Nevertheless, Cody Rhodes currently seems to lack a sense of direction to match his high-octane ability. Paul Heyman is the perfect driving force to provide that direction. After all, if Curtis Axel proves anything, it’s that Paul Heyman does love legacies.
The son of WWE Hall of Famer The Million Dollar Man was once an invaluable part of The Legacy, alongside Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton. Since stepping out on his own, however, Ted DiBiase’s competitive stock has yet to be fully realized. If someone like Paul Heyman were to invest his time in DiBiase, the results could be absolutely priceless.
Kofi Kingston has gone toe-to-toe with the ring’s best, including World Champions like Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. He has won every championship that WWE has to offer…with the exception of the World Titles. Recently carted out after a table-splintering assault by Ryback, Kingston could use the recovery time to nurse a renewed attitude, and a mad scientist like Paul Heyman could be the one who doctors Kofi’s Wildcat spirit to run loose across WWE.
Making an instant impact in WWE upon his arrival with The Nexus in 2010, Justin Gabriel’s 450 Splash remains one of the most breathtaking finishers in the ring today. However, since the dissolution of the infamous faction (as well as the subsequent Corre), it can be argued that the three-time WWE Tag Team Champion has, in a sense, faded into the background. What prevents Gabriel from attaining greatness? Perhaps a little bit of guidance from Paul Heyman could propel the high-flying South African “Darewolf” through the glass ceiling and atop WWE.
Tyson Kidd holds the rare honor of being endorsed by another “Heyman Guy,” CM Punk, as a “workhorse.” As the last graduate of the famous Hart Family Dungeon, his innovative style is capable of beating anyone in the ring and captivating any crowd in the world. Kidd is just waiting for a chance to take the ball and run with it. Perhaps Paul Heyman is the man to call hike.
Big E Langston
Since coming into WWE prominence as Dolph Ziggler’s extremely powerful muscle, Big E Langston has placed The Showoff on cloud nine, where he celebrates with the World Heavyweight Title and AJ Lee. However, Big E has the potential for so much more, having taken out Ziggler’s current challenger and former World Champion, Alberto Del Rio, not once, buttwice. It may be time for Langston to start having someone in his corner —a guy like Paul Heyman may not be a physical dynamo, but no one wields the power of suggestion better than he.