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Over the past five years, a number of great WWE promos that didnt come directly from the mouth of Paul Heyman have garnered significant attention, despite how much his recent run makes it easy to forget that anyone can possibly approach his level. Chaussure Air Max Pas Cher Chine .But no one has been as consistently entertaining and impassioned on the microphone as this veteran salesman, whose mad scientist brain owes its genius to his constant evolution. From his days as a teenage photographer to high-profile roles as manager, commentator, writer and promoter for just about every organization that has mattered, Heyman has seen it all over the course of 35-plus years (and counting) in pro wrestling.His legacy has largely been built upon the iconography of his rebelliousness, which has proved as much a blessing as a curse in each stop along the journey. Heyman has managed to tone down a few key aspects of that act, and has thrived in focusing his attention exclusively on?Brock Lesnar.For the many chapters in the book of Heymans unique career, hes writing his masterpiece in this current incarnation of advocate. In an era where managers are all but extinct, and creative liberties on the microphone are stingily rationed by WWE, Heyman stands out as something significantly different, not to mention brilliant.At 51, hes the best in the world at what he does. Quite unabashedly, he knows it.Test him with the formalities of asking whos the best talker in pro wrestling and Heyman fails to break stride in saying himself. Ask him who is No. 2 and he just as quickly says Lesnar, before stamping on a vainglorious qualifier.You know why? Because he lets Paul Heyman talk for him, Heyman told ESPN.com.To talk about the art of the promo with Paul Heyman is to summon from deep within him the passion that fuels everything he does -- a passion that acts as the medium to connect with his on-screen alter ego.Id say that Im probably possessed by that character at times, and need an exorcist to pull me -- the dad at home -- back out of him, Heyman said. And Id say at times that I possess him. Theres a balance. Theres no tug of war for my soul -- my soul is condemned as it is. But we have a relationship and we kind of learn how to co-exist.Explaining his artistry creates a measured tone in the speech of the often bombastic Heyman as he intently describes what goes into making a great promo.Credibility. Authenticity. Believing in everything that you are saying, Heyman said. Its something that some people are born with and dont know how to tap into. And its something some people are not born with, but once they feel the affirmation of the crowd ... [they] get that rush.The pop and electricity of a reaction from a live crowd has long been an unquenchable drug that has called many pro wrestlers back into the ring long after their bodies told them to stop. Heyman is just as much of a junkie to that phenomenon, describing that synergistic moment with an audience with an almost lustful tone.Its sex. Its music, Heyman said. And theres a rhythm to it, and theres an interaction to it. Theres something very deeply personal about it as well. So once you tap into that youre hooked, and you seek that every time you dare open your mouth in a public forum.Only Heyman could make talking about the process of talking this interesting. As effortless as it looks when he delivers a promo, theres an obsessive journey unseen by the audience before the finished product, with Heyman stressing over every word, inflection and moment of the time afforded to him to sell a particular message.The competitor within Heyman, the same guy who improbably built ECW into a revolutionary promotion in the late 1990s, is still present within him, but hes largely competing with himself these days as he challenges himself to stay on such a high level.There are many different kinds of promos, and Heyman has delivered them all well. He can incite a crowd with his wit and delivery, or ad-lib off of their emotions like a great jazz player. At the end of the day, he says, nothing matters if his message doesnt lead to the company making money.Unlike most performers, Heyman is allowed to write his own scripts and put together the salesmanship of it after being told the mission of each promo. The reason hes afforded such freedom, he says, goes back to WWE chairman Vince McMahons willingness to honor those who boldly reach for the brass ring.While its clear that Heyman is trusted by WWE despite an, at-times, rocky 15-year relationship (which includes a sizable gap of employment from 2006 to 2012 following creative disagreements), his freedom comes with tremendous responsibility and pressure.If you truly want to reach for the brass ring, you need to put your balls on the table, Heyman said. I can go off-point, I can go off-word, I can go off-paragraph, but I can never go off message. Because when I come back through that curtain, if I havent sold [McMahon] tickets or pay-per-views or merchandise or network subscriptions, its not about reaching for the brass ring -- my balls are getting chopped off.And you have to be willing to put your balls on the line with that. Now if you are, hell let you do it. Its your funeral. Or its you reaching for the brass ring. Either way, its a risk that you have to take.Heyman defends the WWEs reliance on scripted dialogue with a reminder that the company is putting out a live show on worldwide television with a multimillion-dollar-a-week contract to deliver. As he puts it, You cant just let people go out there and do whatever the hell they want to do, saying its a violation of WWEs responsibility to shareholders not to control everything that goes out under its brand.Its at least worth questioning, however, whether Heymans gifts as a persuasive communicator wouldve been better served in a different field, with his same ability to challenge your core beliefs and turn them upside down often found in preachers, lawyers and politicians.I would probably confess that I was the greatest disappointment of my mothers life, but my father only admired his sons moxie, drive, hustle and wherewithal to pursue his dreams no matter how I achieve them, he said, describing his late parents in the 2014 WWE documentary titled Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman.He credits his ability to deliver a message to his father, Richard, calling him the most ethical, honest personal injury attorney in the history of the Bronx. His mother, Sulamita, was a Holocaust survivor and the single most intense, driven individual he said he has ever met.One of the biggest keys to Heymans pro wrestling education was the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds and best talkers in history; core concepts like how to get heat as a heel, and the difference between just being entertaining and drawing money. He credits his time spent riding in the car or in the announcing booth alongside the likes of Freddie Blassie, Austin Idol, Dusty Rhodes and Jim Ross for helping him create the character he is today.Heyman believes he has lived multiple careers within the same industry; the loudmouth Paul E. Dangerously, the cult leader of ECW, and the celebrated head writer of WWE SmackDown, to name a few. But hes steadfast in his unwillingness to compare his accomplishments or attempt to identify his contribution to the genre.Sharks only move forward -- they cant go back, cant move sideways, Heyman said. I dont want to be that old boxer sitting downstairs in the basement watching that grainy footage saying, So you see, thats when I was relevant. I want to be more relevant tomorrow than I am today.Heyman maintains that relevance, in part, by constantly staying ahead of the social curve and using his accomplishments as a means to add credibility to the next thing hes trying to sell. Its a mindset that has helped make his day job running his viral marketing agency Looking4Larry and his Heyman Hustle website so profitable.Theres also the fact that Heyman says he rarely sleeps more than three to four hours per night and often churns out 18- to 20-hour workdays between pro wrestling and his business.Im involved with projects that strike up a passion with me, that stir up completion inside of me, Heyman said. People come at me and go, My job makes me feel alive. OK, well good for you. My job doesnt make me feel alive, my job makes me feel alive! I love what I do. Im passionate about what I do. I live for what I do. And every morning I cant wait to stop sleeping and to jump up and get out of bed and start doing what I do.An insatiable work ethic and a disdain for sleep -- that sounds a lot like another sports entertainment visionary, Vince McMahon, doesnt it?Yeah, but hes insane, Heyman said. At least Im rather sane about it. Then again, Im sane and Im a thousandaire, and hes insane and hes a billionaire.Could it be a case of kindred spirits?I dont think Vince would be flattered by the comparison, but in my little synagogue of life, I could see where maybe we could kibitz a little about that, he said.Heyman has no plans to walk away from wrestling, not with how much fun his cushy and lucrative 14-year run alongside his friend Lesnar continues to be. But he readily admits he would be surprised had someone told him 20 years ago that he would be a featured and valued performer with WWE at this stage, not to mention someone who McMahon trusts and respects.I dont know what explains my longevity, Heyman said. I think Im kind of like the cockroach of the sports entertainment industry. You could drop a nuclear bomb somewhere but who is going to survive? The cockroaches are always going to survive. They are going to be the last things on earth.Ive survived it all. And you know what? Why would they want to get rid of me by now? This guy is still alive? No one has killed him yet? Put him on television, he must have something to offer!Ladies and gentleman, his name is Paul Heyman. Air Max Pas Cher Livraison Gratuite . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Site Air Max Pas Cher Chine . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. http://www.airmaxchinepascher.fr/ . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. MILWAUKEE -- A stinging line drive off the right leg of Cincinnatis Brandon Finnegan wasnt enough to stop the left-hander from dominating the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in what likely was his final start of the season, lifting the Reds to a 4-2 victory.You dont want to come out, especially that early in the game, so there was no way I was going to let them take me out, Finnegan said of being struck on the inside of his right knee. Luckily, it felt good enough to push through.Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings.Finnegan took a line drive from Milwaukees Hernan Perez in the second. Manager Bryan Price and trainers went to the mound, and Finnegan threw a few practice pitches before facing the next batter to make sure he was all right.It got tighter and tighter as the game went on, for sure, he said. Sitting between innings wasnt helping. But when I moved it, it was good enough to keep going.Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances.Finnegan, obtained in the July 2015 trade that sent Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, is 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA in his last 11 starts. The left-hander has pitched 172 innings this year, up from 105 1/3 innings splitting time between the major and minor leagues in 2015.I made it through the season healthy, he said. Im glad I was able to put up the innings I was able to. I wish it was more, but its protocol for guys who dont have that many innings in years past.The team indicated in the days before Sunday that it would be Finnegans last start, but Price only would say he was toward the end of his innings limit after the game.If that is his last start, a great way to finish the season, Price said.Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta (7-11) pitched six innings, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out five. Banished to the minors on June 12 after a poor start, Peralta returned in August and has made nine starts, going 3-4 with a 3.23 ERA in his second stint with the team.Scott Schebler had two hits for the Reds, including a double with one out in the first when the Reds took a 2-0 lead on an RBI double bby Adam Duvall and an RBI fielders choice by Brandon Phillips. Air Max Chine Pas Cher. Jose Peraza walked in the third, and later scored on a throwing error by Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado for a 3-0 lead.The Reds extended the lead to 4-0 in the seventh on a pinch-hit single by Steve Selsky, scoring Eugenio Suarez.The Brewers scored twice in the seventh off Jumbo Diaz, with Hernan Perez scoring on a throwing error by catcher Ramon Cabrera. Yadiel Riveras groundout then scored Orlando Arcia to make it 4-2.Ryan Braun had a single and triple, and Perez had two singles for Milwaukee. The Brewers went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.ATTENDANCE DOWNIt was the final home game for the Brewers, who drew 2,314,614 fans, down 9 percent from 2,542,558 a year ago. Milwaukee went 41-40 at home and is 29-46 on the road.BRAUN OVATIONNews reports have indicated that Braun could be traded during the offseason, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation before his final at-bat in the eighth inning, and again after he struck out. He stepped out of the batters box and gave a wave to acknowledge the ovation.The love and support Ive received here is more than any athlete could ever hope to get from any fan base, Braun said. I think that the people here, at least most of them, recognized that theres a chance that this was my last home game as a Brewer.VOTTOS DOUBLES MARKVotto hit his 30th double in the eighth, becoming only the second Reds player with at least 30 doubles in eight different seasons. Pete Rose had 30 doubles in 13 seasons for Cincinnati.TRAINERS ROOMReds: Price said it was improbable that RHP Homer Bailey would pitch again this season. He has been out four weeks with right biceps tenderness.Brewers: Maldonado returned to the starting lineup after going through concussion protocol. He took a hard foul off his mask on Thursday.UP NEXTReds: Tim Adleman (2-4) will pitch Monday night as Cincinnati opens a four-game series at St. Louis, which is vying for an NL wild-card spot.Brewers: Matt Garza (5-8) will make his 19th start of the year at Texas in an interleague game Monday night. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '