A lot of mystery surrounds the upcoming WWE DVD, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman. The only thing known up until now is that a Paul Heyman DVD is coming. No match listings or titles have been revealed yet the new trailer provides the firt glimpse into what is shaping up to be an intriguing docu-DVD. It will be very interesting to see how or if the story of Paul Heyman comes unfiltered or with WWE spin.
Paul Heyman himself claims that he doesn’t know much about the DVD. Heyman did some media interviews leading up to WrestleMania and was asked about the DVD by one reporter. According to Heyman, he knows something is brewing but even he isn’t quite sure what it is.
“I really don’t know much about it. I’m sure WWE has been trying to dig up a lot of dirt on me. You don’t have to dig too hard. It will be a snapshot of Paul Heyman at 48 years old, which would be a different look than if he was 38 years old and a different look from when he was 28 years old. If you did this documentary 10 years from now when I am 58, that would be a far different look at me. It’s a look at Paul Heyman at this stage of his career, begrudgingly reflecting on what he has accomplished so far and very much passionately looking forward to future things to accomplish in the next stage of his career.”
I feel like most WWE docu-DVDs have been marketed more towards the hardcore audience as opposed to its mass causal audience. This one is certainly geared towards the hardcores, especially the ones who still live with the wounds of ECW. I would imagine that ECW will be the majority of the documentary. That said it didn’t appear that a whole lot of ECW wrestlers appeared in this documentary by the looks of the trailer. I am especially curious about how the impact of ECW on the industry is addressed by a WWE DVD.
This may not be the last time we hear Heyman’s story. I do know that Heyman has also been working on a book for quite some time now. I haven’t heard any rumblings about the book for quite a while. I would imagine that this DVD will only scratch the surface while the DVD is where you will get the real story. I talked to someone who heard a little bit about what was written in the book and from the little I know the book sounds fantastic.
The three-disc DVD comes out August 5 and I will go on record now and predict that it will be one of the best sellers in 2014.
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