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WWE news: Paul Heyman open to managing AJ Lee or Paige

According to a July 31 report from Digital Spy, legendary pro wrestling manager, Paul Heyman, says he would be interested in managing one or more of the athletes on the WWE Divas roster. Heyman, 48, was asked if he could imagine himself managing Emma, Sasha Banks, Natalya, AJ Lee, Paige or any of the talented women coming up through NXT, and he responded by noting that he is open to the idea.

Paul Heyman is open to managing WWE Divas star AJ Lee
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Currently, Heyman is managing Brock Lesnar, the top heel on the WWE roster. In the past, Heyman managed high-level superstars such as Cesaro and CM Punk, but lately he has focused his energy on Lesnar. Since Lesnar is just a part-time WWE performer and only competes during Wrestlemania and SummerSlam seasons, Heyman should have plenty of extra time to supervise at least one other athlete on the WWE roster, since Lesnar doesn't compete full-time.

He did not mention which WWE Divas superstar he would prefer to manage, but chances are the WWE would script him to manage a heel. Historically, Heyman walks out to the ring with and cuts promos for high-level villains. Rarely, if ever, does he manage babyface characters. Even though WWE Universe appreciates his fine work on the mic, he has always been at his best in a heel role.

That said, the promotion would likely script him to manage Paige rather than Lee. Paige recently made a heel turn and she has been receiving great heat from the fans, so now would be the perfect time to have Heyman align himself with her. Having Heyman manage Paige would do wonders for the former NXT superstar's career.

Heyman, who also formerly managed The Big Show and Rob Van Dam, is a legendary manager, so teaming him with Paige could propel the Brit's career to new heights. It's unlikely the WWE would script Heyman to team with AJ Lee since she's a popular babyface. Paige is set to collide with Lee on Aug. 17 at SummerSlam, so now would be the perfect time to script Heyman to team with her. Heyman will already be at the event to manage Lesnar for his main event bout with John Cena.