In a recent interview with The New York Post, Paul Heyman discussed several topics, including how involved he is in the creative for The Bloodline on WWE television.

“I carry a significant voice in how we are portrayed and presented, that includes everything from camera angles to music to storylines, it’s why Roman Reigns bestowed upon me the blessing name of The Wiseman, which is both acknowledgment from The Tribal Chief to his Special Counsel, and also a historical reference to the Grand Wizard, Freddie Blassie and Captain Lou Albano, who are the only managers during the Vincent James McMahon era.

I don’t know if I could only be a performer, I wouldn’t be satisfied, I wouldn’t be happy with just going out there and doing our shtick, I have to have a voice, I have to have some level of input, and so far, as luck would have it, that input has been not only welcomed, but encouraged and very well received. It’s not based on instant gratification and shock value, the whole designation of The Tribal Chief, The Bloodline, the family saga that plays out on TV and Premium Live Events, is to present the highest quality product this industry has ever seen.

We’re cognizant of the fact that for generations, great performers in this industry have been inspired, like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, DX, Stone Cold, The Rock, it’s been done, so when Roman Reigns and I had a chance to work together, starting in August of 2020, our designation was to put together a body of work that would, upon reflection, compete with Peaky Blinders, The Sopranos, The Wire, Fargo, Breaking Bad, the most compelling dramas with the most riveting villains that anyone has ever seen. It’s a disruption of what had become the status quo in sports entertainment, and then a constant search for us to disrupt that disruption.”

The full interview is available at this link.