Paul Heyman Talks Brock Lesnar Hating Humans, How He Views His Current WWE Run, His Return
State of pro wrestling: "I'm happy with my position within the state of pro wrestling. It's a very interesting weekend to ask me that question, because we're sitting here, 48 hours outside of a show that's going to generate $100 million in revenue, so it's kind of hard for me to knock the state of pro wrestling. I grew up in the territorial days where if MSG sold out, the territory was doing fine. So, to see here on radio row with 24 interviews to do and satellite TV down the hallway and $100 million in revenue being generated by one show, if I knock the state of pro wrestling today then I'm just an unappreciative prick. When I was a kid they didn't generate $100 million in one show, let alone on the weekend where they've got the Hall of Fame as well, they've got Monday Night Raw which is sold out, so how do I knock it? So anything that I don't like about it I should just shut the F up because I'm going to come off like an idiot. No matter what the answer is, they drew $100 million in one day. Ok, doing better than I am."
Brock Lesnar: "Brock Lesnar hates human beings. Period. That's it. Doesn't like people. He lives on a compound in what I like to call Texas Chainsaw Massacre Minnesota. You cannot find his address on a GPS. He lives off two dirt roads and it's a compound. His mail is delivered to his attorney's office in Minneapolis, they sort through it and then when they see him they hand him the rest of his mail. That's it. He does not like people and he wants to be left alone and that's what drives him. That's what makes him Brock Lesnar. There's a lot to be afraid of with Brock Lesnar. He's a violent man living in a violent society and it's a society that couldn't handle him if he decided to conquer it."
Brock returning to WWE after his scathing remarks in his book: "It was a pretty big shock to me that he was willing to do it. I wrote the book with him and you should have seen the stuff that they made us edit out. You read a very tamed, toned down version of Brock's feelings. Brock's also a businessman and this is some opportunity for him. He came back and wrestled Extreme Rules, wrestled Summerslam and he's wrestling at Wrestlemania; he's had three matches the entire year and that was his limit. That's all he was willing to do. They're all high profile and they're all huge money matches. It's on his terms and not a lot of people can come back here on their own terms."
ECW getting some respect: "It's something I don't even think about and here's why; do I think that ECW is getting the credit that it deserves from the audience that saw it and lived it? I don't think you can ever take that credit away. For people who didn't experience, it's kind of hard to explain it to them and it will never get the credit that it deserves from within the corporate structure of WWE. I don't anticipate that it would. It's like dreaming of being an astronaut once you're past 20 years old; aint gonna happen for you. If you're not dedicating your life to it, it just aint going to happen. I could have campaigns out there to get ECW recognized and respected within WWE; it's just not going to happen. Its fait accompli as far as that's concerned. So I don't really worry about it. The people that lived it, the people that experienced it, the people that watched it, my god, they love it to this day and it gets the respect that it deserves from those."
His current run in WWE: "Career highlight. Absolute career highlight. I am working with my two best friends in the world. We are in two of the three main events of the largest Wrestlemania in my home market, New York. The stadiums in New Jersey but the market is New York. To be in two of the three main events at Wrestlemania is a pretty big deal. To do it with my two best friends on our own terms, this is an absolute fantasy come true."