Backstage News On Paul Heyman’s WWE Status, Ronda Rousey Files Trademarks, The Usos and The New Day

Paul Heyman

– Brock Lesnar is done with WWE for now but the question is what does this mean for Paul Heyman?

At least for now, Heyman has taken on a behind-the-scenes role in WWE.

According to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, Heyman has been working backstage at television events in recent weeks. There’s no word on what exactly his role is.

Heyman’s past work behind-the-scenes for WWE generally involves creative writing. He was often involved in writing segments involving Lesnar or his opponents. He was also the head writer for SmackDown from July 2002 until February 2003.

Dave Meltzer reported last month in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE officials have discussed keeping Heyman as a television performer even with Lesnar out of the picture. While there’s no word on who he could be associated with, there was talk as recently as a few months ago of pairing him with Ronda Rousey.

Meltzer wrote, “There has always been talk of Heyman and Rousey to be put together if Lesnar leaves, and actually it was something discussed before Lesnar extended his contract, I don’t think it’s time for Rousey to be a heel, and for a lot of reasons, who knows when it will be the time. Plus if Rousey is going to work with Stephanie again, it’s hard to see where Heyman would fit in.”

– Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, under Rowdy Ronda Inc., applied to trademark “The Rowdy Ones” for wrestling and merchandise purposes. Her company has also applied to trademark “Rowdywear” for merchandise purposes.

– In the latest edition of WWE Playback, The Usos join The New Day to relive their vicious battle last year for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship inside Hell in a Cell.