Paul Heyman Turned Down WWE Hall Of Fame Several Times

Why Paul Heyman accepted WWE Hall of Fame induction

With WrestleMania 40 taking place in Philadelphia, WWE announced on Monday that the first inductee into the 2024 class of the WWE Hall of Fame will be Paul Heyman. The legendary manager and former owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling will be the first inductee chosen by Paul "Triple H" Levesque. 

Speaking with the New York Post, Heyman revealed he has actually turned down being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on several occasions because he is still in the business. 

"It's taken me all these decades to figure this business out and the art of presentation to an audience, so while I hate to use the old cliche of, 'You ain't seen nothing yet, and I'm just getting started,' ... You ain't seen nothing yet, and I'm just getting started. I don't want a lifetime achievement award when I'm not done achieving things. I still have a lot of other work I want to do in this industry. I want to be involved in the first main event of WrestleMania in Havana, or on the moon, or on Mars when Elon Musk colonises it. These are things that are going to happen in the future and I desperately want to be a part of it," Heyman stated.

Heyman ultimately changed his mind for 2024, though, due to it being the first year Triple H is in charge of who is inducted and WrestleMania 40 taking place in Philadelphia. 

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