Talk of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith joining the parade of celebrities WWE hopes to have at WrestleMania 39 kicked up this week.
But there are plenty of reasons to believe we could see Stephen A. at SoFi Stadium on April 1 or 2. The First Take host has grown increasingly close to several prominent players at WWE, including Flair, Triple H, and his former agent Nick Khan. And, love or hate him, if you’ve ever seen him rant about LeBron James or the Dallas Cowboys, you know Smith has been blessed with the gift of gab.
That’s why a lot of the people fantasy booking a possible Smith ‘Mania appearance are involving WWE’s current reigning, undisputed microphone king, Paul Heyman. One proposal tagged Stephen A. and Paul E., prompting a response from Heyman...
1 - I'm not a manager. I'm #SpecialCounsel to the #TribalChief @WWERomanReigns— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) December 24, 2022
2 - @stephenasmith is not in my league. He's a screaming voice crying out for attention from the Ocean of Obscurity. I, on the other hand, reside on the Island of Relevancy! https://t.co/rJElzVdjm0
No response from Smith, but is that because he’s on a holiday break, or because he can’t get a signal in the ocean of obscurity? Or maybe he’s just scared of going one-on-one on the stick with Roman’s wise man?
Use the comments below to give us your hot takes about a potential Heyman/Smith mic battle in Hollywood next spring.