Paul Heyman was Executive Director of Monday Night Raw throughout 2020 before it was revealed that he had been fired from the position back in June.
The former Advocate of The Beast Incarnate was looking to push some interesting characters on Raw and reportedly fell out with AJ Styles following the departure of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
Months after being fired from the position, Paul Heyman spoke to Ariel Helwani of ESPN where he detailed what happened when he was relieved of his position.
“I served at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon and there came a day I was no longer at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon. When I took the role of Executive Director, I made an agreement with Vince McMahon, I want this job as long as every morning Vince McMahon woke up, he said thank God or whatever deity he subscribes to Paul Heyman is looking after the store on Raw. And the day that Vince McMahon didn’t wake up and feel that way, I didn’t want the job anymore.”
“Apparently on that day on that given time and given moment, Vince didn’t wake up that morning thanking whatever deity he subscribes to that Paul Heyman was in charge of Raw. We left with a smile, a handshake, and a hug. Absolutely no harsh feelings and actually better feelings about each other because of the way that it ended because it’s ended miserably before.”