Paul Heyman Huge WWE Paycheck Revealed

Paul Heyman sure got paid! During a recent edition of ‘Grilling JR’, beloved former WWE commentator, and current AEW play-by-play man, Jim ‘JR’ Ross, discussed the financial situation of Extreme Championship Wrestling during it’s final stages and paying it’s one-time executive Paul Heyman to keep the operation afloat. Here, Ross tells Conrad Thompson that he estimates that WWE paid Heyman approximately fifty-thousand dollars a month. Paul Heyman ‘lied’ to this top WWE star about money.



“We knew the dire straits that unfortunately Paul was in financially and we figured the logical conclusion in his case was bankruptcy,” Ross said. “At that point in time, we were prepared to buy the assets which included the library in bankruptcy court. We had been helping Paul, I think we paid Paul $50,000 a month, I can’t remember, I don’t remember. That $50,000 a month number sticks out but I may be wrong on that too. In any event, we were helping him. He was getting a regular cheque to try to keep his doors open longer so that if he did indeed have a legitimate buyer, he had more time to negotiate a deal. Vince was very very kind to Paul in that part.”

Ross continued: “It would’ve been very easy to put him out of business, all of his top talent wanted to leave because I hired most of them. We got everybody we wanted and they were calling me, I wasn’t soliciting them, they were calling me because at Vince’s insistence we’re not going to go out of our way to do anything harmful to ECW. We wanted to buy the library at some point because we had the goal to do this network.” Paul Heyman recently dropped this ECW replacement bombshell.

Credit to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

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