Paul Heyman worked as the Executive Director of Monday Night RAW. He wanted to push the newer generation of Superstars, but Vince McMahon was not interested.
Heyman brought in Superstars who were not getting much focus on the main roster and gave them pushes. However, Heyman was ultimately fired from his role.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Paul Heyman provided an explanation as to how he was released from his position. He served “at the pleasure of” Vince McMahon and then suddenly McMahon decided Heyman no longer served any purpose in that role.
I served at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon and there came a day I was no longer at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon. When I took the role of Executive Director, I made an agreement with Vince McMahon, I want this job as long as every morning Vince McMahon woke up, he said thank God or whatever deity he subscribes to Paul Heyman is looking after the store on Raw. And the day that Vince McMahon didn’t wake up and feel that way, I didn’t want the job anymore.”
“Apparently on that day on that given time and given moment, Vince didn’t wake up that morning thanking whatever deity he subscribes to that Paul Heyman was in charge of Raw. We left with a smile, a handshake, and a hug. Absolutely no harsh feelings and actually better feelings about each other because of the way that it ended because it’s ended miserably before.”