“You Will Be Fired”- Paul Heyman Sends a Stern Warning to WWE Official Adam Pearce

Published 02/07/2021, 7:15 AM EST
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Manager Paul Heyman in ring during event at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018 CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X162079 TK1 )

Edge returned to the blue brand after ten years on tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown. His quest to find a suitable champion led him to the ‘Tribal Chief,’ who wasn’t pleased with Edge’s mind games.


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Roman Reigns tried to force Edge into choosing him as his opponent for WrestleMania, but a stunner from Kevin Owens cut the segment short. This led to Paul Heyman issuing a stern warning to WWE official Adam Pearce.

Paul Heyman warns Adam Pearce after SmackDown debacle


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SmackDown was a pretty forgettable night for Roman Reigns. After Edge got into his head with his mind games, he ate a Stunner from the man he’s beaten on three occasions.

Owens is the fly that Reigns cannot swat away, and his special counsel Paul Heyman has taken matters into his own hands.

Roman Reigns wants to face Edge at WrestleMania. Everyone knows a match with Edge will guarantee the main event spot at WrestleMania., and ‘The Tribal Chief’ wants his fifth WrestleMania main event.

. @ScrapDaddyAP has allowed @EdgeRatedR to steer @WWE off course in a pathetic attempt to play mind games with @WWERomanReigns.

Do the right thing, Mr Pearce.

Heed my advice on #RAW or you WILL be fired.

Straight #Facts!

PS …. no more title matches for @FightOwensFight! https://t.co/E6W2PKVtA9

— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 6, 2021

Heyman claims Pearce has allowed Edge to steer the WWE off course by playing mind games with Roman Reigns. One can safely assume that Edge is now living inside Reigns’ mind rent-free, and Heyman is correcting the mistake. He also warned Pearce against offering Kevin Owens anymore title shots.

According to Paul Heyman, refusing to heed his words could get Pearce fired. We highly doubt that Heyman holds such power, but since returning to the WWE, Heyman and Reigns have transformed into bullies.

Will we see Edge vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania?


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The rivalry with Kevin Owens has neither added heat to Reigns’ title reign, nor taken away his momentum. After beating him on three separate occasions, Reigns should move on to another opponent. With WrestleMania two months away, it is time to set the plans in motion.

Roman might have to defend the title once or twice on the Road to WrestleMania, but he absolutely has to retain the gold. A match with Edge would be the biggest match of Roman’s meteoric career. Reigns deserves a marquee match at WrestleMania and is the only champion worth facing Edge.

At Elimination Chamber, Reigns will walk out of the haunting structure with the title on his shoulder. Out of nowhere, Edge hit him with a vicious spear.


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This will lead to a month of intense build, full of promos by Edge, Heyman and Reigns. Reigns vs Edge is too big a rivalry for WWE to miss out on, and WrestleMania is the perfect place for it to culminate.


Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.