Paul Heyman said to have previously turned down the WWE Hall of Fame

As previously noted, longtime WWE personality and former ECW executive Paul Heyman has officially been announced for the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, PA.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the news…

“So this is a trivia note. But this will be the first Hall of Fame class that was chosen by Paul Levesque [Triple H], and not chosen by Vince McMahon. So Paul Heyman is the first Paul Levesque Hall of Famer. That’s an interesting part of it.

He’s been offered the Hall of Fame before and turned it down with the idea that, you know, he’s still active, he didn’t think he should be in the Hall of Fame until his career is over. But I think the idea of maybe being the first Paul Levesque inductee, and it’s in Philadelphia, where ECW was from and one of his main career claims to fame as ECW maybe his biggest in some ways. So there’s that. Maybe they just needed a main eventer, and he’s the guy and they, you know, whatever. There’s a lot of different reasons, but I mean, it’s like he has been offered this before. And I mean, as far as I can see, deserving, of course, he is, I mean, there’s a lot of people in the WWE Hall of Fame, that you can say is questionable and he ain’t one of them.” (quote courtesy of