10 Quick facts about: Paul Heyman

1.He is a most notable villain on WWE programming, having managed five WWE World Heavyweight Champions (a record) including Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Big Show, and CM Punk, respectively.

2.By age 11, he was running a mail order business selling celebrity and sports memorabilia from his home.

3.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.

4,In 2011, Heyman worked with Brock Lesnar collaborating with him on Lesnar’s autobiography, Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival.

5.Heyman is a celebrated marketer, having placed on the prestigious list of Advertising Age’s Top 100 Global Marketers.

6.Heyman is also the co-founder and Executive Producer for The Looking4Larry Agency, a New York City-based advertising-marketing-branding firm known for its innovative social media campaigns and interactive reach with various demographics, which immediately signed up EA Sports as their first client.

7. His mother was a Holocaust survivor, and died in 2009.

8.He owned and was the creative visionary behind the revolutionary Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion from September 1993 until its closure in 2001.

9.Having left WWE, Heyman attempted to invest in mixed martial arts when he joined a consortium which looked to buy Strikeforce; although the bid failed, Heyman praised Strikeforce owner Scott Coker in subsequent interviews.

10.Heyman is 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, according to Paul the reason ECW was able to get away with so much was because his Dad was attorney.