Paul Heyman Talks About Early WWE Reaction To CM Punk

In promoting his new DVD, Paul Heyamn repeated an oft-told story of how WWE management had no early interest in CM Punk.

Heyman appeared on the Kidd Chris Show last week promoting SummerSlam and when asked about Punk, Heyman said that the company wasn’t interested in him when he was in developmental.

Said Heyman on Punk:
They never wanted CM Punk to begin with… When I was in Louisville, doing WWE Developmental, they sent CM Punk down to me so I could fire him. Every week I would send memos to guys who were in charge of the Raw and SmackDown rosters saying: ‘You have a main eventer down here; someone scoop him up’ and no one would take him for a year—to the point when we launched ECW in WWE, I brought him with me because no one else on Raw and SmackDown even wanted him.

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