There’s been speculation on Paul Heyman returning to the WWE storylines while Brock Lesnar is training for his return to the UFC Octagon in 2019 but Heyman has been settling into a behind-the-scenes role while he waits for a potential TV role.
Heyman has been backstage at recent WWE TV tapings and has been working in a behind-the-scenes capacity, according to PWInsider. No word yet on how long they plan to work Heyman behind-the-scenes. This is not the first behind-the-scenes role for The Advocate as he worked WWE creative in the early 2000s and became head SmackDown writer in the summer of 2002.
Heyman actually started working behind-the-scenes before Lesnar left as he was listed as a writer on a RAW production sheet from the July 9 episode.
It was reported in August that there had been talk of keeping Heyman as a character on WWE TV while Lesnar was gone but there’s no word yet on who might become the next Paul Heyman Girl or Paul Heyman Guy.