Is Curtis Axel the right Paul Heyman Guy?
The answer is no.
Why isn’t he the right Paul Heyman Guy?
Well the fact that he is nowhere as talented and good in the ring as the other or former Paul Heyman guys, CM Punk and Brock Lesnar would be a good start. Besides that he can’t connect with the crowd at all. When he enters he never gets a reaction, the crowd is just silent. In my opinion being a Paul Heyman guy is a pretty important thing seeing the former guys whom Heyman was manager for. Besides the first 2 I’ve already nominated, he was Big Show’s manger, Sabu’s, RVD’s, Rhyno’s, Tommy Dreamer’s or Hardore Holly’s. Not all of them are legends, but they have left their mark in the WWE and Paul Heyman was a part of all of their careers.
Not to mention that Heyman created ECW, he is a member of the WON’s HOF and a future WWE hall of famer. What I’m trying to say is that Heyman left his mark on this business and it’s only logical for me that the wrestler who is represented by him should be a top star, or at least have the potential to be a top star. Just think about it. He represented CM Punk during the last 4 months of his historical title reign and then he was there when he faced Undertaker in an awesome match at Wrestlemania 29. Then, about Brock Lesnar. He was then in Brock’s corner when he faced The Rock at Summerslam and became the youngest WWE Champion in history.
In my opinion if the WWE wants to make a debutant from NXT the new Paul Heyman guy, it should be Chris Hero. His brawler gimmick is very suitable for Heyman’s style of clients and he is a great wrestler. I’m 100% sure that he would be a credible heel and a good babyface if necessary. Heard a lot of people saying that Sami Zayn should be the next Paul Heyman guy, but the former El Generico seems a bit to kid friendly in my opinion to be a credible Heyman’s material heel.
In my opinion the right HEyman guy from the current roster is definitely Antonio Cesaro. His in-ring work is phenomenal and he is already a credible heel. He would have had an awesome US Title run if the booking team would have booked him right. I believe that his first Main Event match with Kofi Kingston proved that he can destroy his opponent just like another Heyman client, Brock Lesnar. The difference is that Brock does it in a more spectacular way with his unique MMA Style.
Who would be the right Paul Heyman guy?
Like I stated above, if Heyman chooses a new guy from NXT it should be Chris Hero and if he chooses someone from the current roster, it should be Antonio Cesaro. Roman Reigns would be an option when The Shield breaks up, because his mic work isn’t that great and Heyman could help him with that.