Paul Heyman interview on Between The Ropes
Monday, 04 August 2014 12:03
Paul Heyman talks with Brian Fritx of BetweenTheRopes.com about his new DVD Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman
(which is available on Tuesday) and when he plans on watching it, how tough it was for him to do the interview for the documentary, being brutally honest about what was asked for it, how bullet proof he is and when his feelings where hurt, if he feels like he is doing the best on-screen work of his career right now, his reaction to the crowd’s reaction of Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania 30, the biggest way he had changed over the years and more.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On how tough it was for him to sit down for the interview for the DVD and talk about the past:
I had to resign myself to the fact that I was going to sit down and be interviewed which is why we did it in a … I kind of drove the WWE production crew crazy because I postponed the interview about seven times, just procrastinating as much as I could until deadline. And then I think a couple weeks after deadline we finally sat down and the interview lasted around 14 or 16 hours. We just sat down and knocked it out in one fell swoop. It’s just against everything that I was raised to view … the vantage point, for me, is always looking forward. I just don’t spend my time dwelling on the past.
On not having any regrets in his life:
Everything I have done in my life has led to this point and I’m ecstatic with the point I am at in my life at this moment. So, I really have nothing to complain about. Whether I have made mistakes in my life, of course I have because I’ve taken chances in my life, because I pushed too hard in my life because I’ve been passionate about something that I’m willing to stand in the line of fire in my life. And for those reasons, I have nothing to be ashamed of, mistakes and all. A life without controversy is a very boring existence and luckily I have been the center of and surrounded by controversy since I was a teenager. It’s been an exhilarating ride.
On if his current on-screen work in the WWE with Brock Lesnar has been his best work:
I think every performance on Monday Night Raw is simply an audition to be on TV the following week. So, yes I think I am delivering the best on-screen work of my career and I’m very cognizant of the fact that I need to be better next week than I am this week and I must be better two weeks from now that I am next week.
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