Reports have surfaced from media sources such as the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter that there are feelings from those close to Paul Heyman that he would indeed accept some kind of position within TNA if he was given control beyond just being on the creative team. Heyman has been vocal that TNA needs a change among both in talent and management, but does not feel TNA president Dixie Carter would give him such control, so Heyman is not serious about working for TNA. Carter has not contacted Heyman regarding a position despite reported recommendations from people within TNA.
Heyman does have those within TNA who fear they would lose power or even their jobs if Heyman was brought in and given the control he would desire. Heyman’s name has been brought up within TNA in the past. There have been several reports that he has been portrayed in a negative fashion to Dixie Carter. Most of the locker room seems open to the idea, but there is bad feelings between Heyman, Team 3D and some other former ECW stars who have shared stories about how badly Heyman mismanaged the original ECW.
The same report does indicate that Heyman does have good relationships with Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Shawn Daivari, and Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson who is expected to sign with TNA sometime after his 90 day no compete clause. He’s has a good relationship with the head of TNA talent relations Terry Taylor, whose stock within the company seems to be growing.
Heyman might be a difficult sell to Carter, who has been hearing bad stories about Heyman for years. There are individuals within TNA who do feel that Plus, there are already some within the company who feel that Heyman publicly saying he would “never” work for TNA was a snub and the primary reason why Carter shouldn’t consider him for a job.