If you watch Talking Smack every week on the WWE Network, you might have realized that Paul Heyman has been absent from last week’s show and even today’s episode.
Heyman has been permanently replaced on Talking Smack and will no longer be appearing as a co-host according to multiple insiders. The decision seems a bit of a weird one as Heyman had great chemistry with Kayla Braxton and often resulted in great segments with visiting Superstars.
The former WWE Executive Director had been co-hosting the show since November of last year and his interactions were a hit among viewers. Last week he was replaced by Pat McAfee although it’s unclear if McAfee will continue in this position in a permanent role.
Talking Smack is taped right after Smackdown but airs the next day on the WWE Network.