Wrestling fans eager to purchase the new documentary DVD about brazen WWE manager and mouthpiece Paul Heyman might be disappointed to discover that the three-hour disc merely depicts Heyman repeating in same 11-word boast again and again.
“My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania,” says Heyman in the opening shot of the documentary, and then in every subsequent shot for the duration of the movie.
The DVD, titled Ladies and Gentlemen My Name is Paul Heyman, is advertised as an in-depth look at the life and work of the former ECW svengali, but turns out to merely be a vehicle for Heyman’s incessant bragging about his client’s upset WrestleMania victory.
In all, Heyman repeats the “My client” spiel 864 times on the DVD, not counting the DVD special features, in which he says the phrase in several different languages.
Although the producers of the biopic have tried to add some variety by filming in various locations — the old ECW arena, Heyman’s childhood home, Lesnar’s zoo enclosure — Heyman’s incessant utterance of the streak-conquering mantra has led some critics to give the DVD poor reviews.
“It’s a bit repetitive and shallow,” writes Matt Brock in Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
“We never even find out what happened to Heyman’s giant cellphone or ponytail nub.”