After Tony Khan compared himself to Paul Heyman, Taz, who is very familiar in working with both men has weighed in the on the situation.
Paul Heyman might be the poster boy for perseverance and a sheer refusal to quit. The former ECW boss began his career in wrestling at the age of just 13 when he worked as a photographer, later launching his own newsletter.
He eventually made his way on-screen as a manger in a number of territories in the late 1980’s before landing in Jim Crockett Promotions, which later became WCW. However, by 1993, Heyman had set his sights on another target and joined Eastern Championship Wrestling which he eventually helped re-brand as Extreme Championship Wrestling.
The promotion endured a chaotic existence, but built up a passionate following and prided themselves on showcasing the style of wrestling that you wouldn’t find anywhere else in North America.
While ECW’s fall into financial oblivion, Heyman found a new path in WWE where he remains to this day, via multiple stints in a variety of roles both on and off screen.
This meant that eyebrows were raised when AEW President Tony Khan claimed that the person who is compared to the most is the Special Counsel to Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
However, despite the comparison surprising some fans, Taz, who has worked extensively with both men, and was a cornerstone of ECW, believes there might something to it. Taz said that the pair had a lot in common including their work ethic, and ability to connect with their audience.
I’ve work/worked very closely with both of these men, PH & TK from a passion perspective, creative, work ethic & connecting directly w/their audiences (including same type of midnight oil hours they burn) TK & PH VERY similar! I promise. https://t.co/kdoevES1yR
— the tazmaniac (@OfficialTAZ) August 19, 2022
Taz joined ECW in 1993 and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the promotions history. After spells with WWE and IMPACT Wrestling, Taz joined AEW in 2019 where he currently works as an announcer and on-screen personality.