Paul Heyman turned 53 years yesterday and WWE had a weird way of wishing him a happy birthday.
The official Twitter (and Instagram) account of the WWE Network included this clip in their happy birthday message to Heyman.
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) September 11, 2018
This clip comes from WWE’s 2014 DVD and Blu-ray on Heyman — WWE: Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman — and it’s about his less than amicable departure from WWE in December 2006. It opens with Stephanie McMahon saying:
“I think at the end of the day Paul couldn’t swallow that he wasn’t the boss, and he didn’t know how to work with somebody who was the boss, and who didn’t just take all of his ideas and agree with them.
“It just was a distrustful situation. If you can’t trust someone, you can’t be in business with them. It just doesn’t work.”
Heyman responded to the tweet with the following:
What a wonderful clip for @WWENetwork to choose to wish me a happy birthday! DAFUQ thought "here's a great clip we can play to demonstrate our appreciation of Heyman's contributions and our acknowledgement of his talent?" https://t.co/awsGTmO3Pc
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) September 11, 2018