If there's one thing that shines through for me in the industry over the last couple of decades, it's that Paul Heyman is THE MAN when it comes to the microphone. I don't feel like anyone else can touch him in terms of what he can bring as a hype man, as an instigator, as a catalyst.
Don Callis? Nah. Dan Lambert? He's a great heat-magnet, but he's also a pantomime villain at best with little of the nuance. Regal's obviously great, but he's probably winding down too, and great as he was, he hasn't been on Heyman's level for a while.
But sooner or later, Heyman's going to retire, so my question is this; who do you think could step up and fulfil that role? Is there any younger guys in the industry at the moment you think could step up to be the new Paul Heyman, or is he simply one of those Perfect Storm situations where it's a combination of the experience, the ability and the history (ie: his ECW roots) that make him who he is?
Yeah I don’t see many options to take over his position. MJF maybe?