Paul Heyman Says He Turned Down WWE HOF Induction Multiple Times

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Paul Heyman‘s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is a long time coming.

On March 4, WWE confirmed that Paul Heyman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2024.

Speaking with Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post, Paul Heyman commented on the news. He noted that he turned down the honor multiple times.

“It’s taken me all these decades to figure this business out and the art of presentation to an audience, so while I hate to use the old cliche of, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet, and I’m just getting started,’ … You ain’t seen nothing yet, and I’m just getting started,” Paul Heyman said.

“I don’t want a lifetime achievement award when I’m not done achieving things, I still have a lot of other work I want to do in this industry. I want to be involved in the first main event of WrestleMania in Havana, or on the moon, or on Mars when Elon Musk colonizes it. These are things that are going to happen in the future and I desperately want to be a part of it.”

Paul Heyman Reflects On Thinking He Was Done For Good

During the interview, Paul Heyman also looked back on his time away from the business. He had left the company due to a creative dispute with Vince McMahon. He stayed away, even when Brock Lesnar returned in 2012, and he had to be convinced to return. Heyman then reflected on coming back to the company.

“I thought I was done. When Brock Lesnar first came back in 2012, I didn’t come with him,” Paul Heyman said. “I couldn’t imagine coming back to the industry. I thought I was finished for good and it was time to do something else with my life.”

“They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and the funny thing is both Brock and I only agreed to come back for a year, till the WrestleMania at MetLife in 2013. But by that time, I was already working with CM Punk on camera and behind the scenes, and was having so much fun that we decided to stick around. The next year was the match with the Undertaker in which Lesnar conquered the undefeated streak. Once that happened, I figured I was pretty much here for life.”

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