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Paul Heyman calls Ronda Rousey the next Mike Tyson and says his legacy is riding on the next year of Brock Lesnar in WWE

In a wide ranging exclusive interview with Jonathan Snowden over at Bleacher Report, Paul Heyman discusses his upcoming DVD release from WWE, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman.

Their discussion covers a lot of the history that will be on the WWE-produced video, especially as it relates to his history with ECW (which Heyman doesn't like to dwell on) and what separated him from others when he was entering the business (his passion).

Most germane to the present WWE product, and Heyman's own interests, were the discussions he and Snowden had about the future.  Asked about the possibility of women's wrestling being a growth opportunity for Paul or WWE, the advocate immediately began talking about the importance of the UFC's Ronda Rousey to the pay-per-view (PPV) business as a whole:

...forever the pay-per-view industry has been looking for the next Mike Tyson. They have found it. And the next Mike Tyson is Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey is a box-office attraction for UFC the likes of which they've never had. And that's because she's so fascinating. The mainstream media won't get enough of her for years. There's no saturation point with her. She's never going to be complacent. She's a phenomenal attraction who keeps getting better with every fight.

While the bantamweight champ is a marketable star that inspires Heyman, his immediate task at hand is how to build on Brock Lesnar's shocking victory over The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30.

I think my contribution to this industry in the next year, and this will sound like a lot of hype but it's not, will be the work that I do with Brock Lesnar. We are both driven, not only to cement our legacies, but to insure the body of work that we compile in this next series of matches and this next run will be the career-defining year of Brock Lesnar.

I'm attached to his hip. I've been riding Brock's coattails now for 12 years. As John Cena said on television, 40 men have held the WWE championship. Only one man has broken the streak.

But my goal, my ambition, my obsession, is to compile a body of work over the next year with Brock that forces the public to look at the victory over the Undertaker as the launching pad for the career-defining moments in Brock's career and not to be the career-defining moment.

If we can top that moment with a body of work that separates Brock Lesnar and his advocate from any other run in WWE history, then we've done our job. That's my desire. That's why I'm so deeply passionate about what I say on television right now. Because I am compelled to find a way to make us stand out from everybody else. And to go down in history with this run being one of the most, if not the most, significant runs in WWE history.

If anyone can do it, it would probably be Heyman.  What do you think, gang?

Can Paul Heyman make it happen?  Is Brock Lesnar's 2014-15 going to end up being one of the greatest runs in the history of pro wrestling?

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