-It is said that Stephanie McMahon was the main catalyst in having Paul Heyman removed from the Smackdown! writing team with encouragement from Brian Gewirtz. Vince McMahon originally put Heyman on the writing time, despite the wishes of Stephanie. It is not known exactly what “caused” Heyman to be pulled off the team, but it could have been something as small as Heyman saying he was disappointed that Taz lost to HHH on Raw (On the ECW DVD) since it is widely known that both HHH & Stephanie’s ego’s are very fragile.
Heyman was also said to make some of the hire’s that Stephanie McMahon had made look incompetent, because of their lack of knowledge for wrestling and that this was probably another factor which weighed into him being removed. It has been reported that Heyman did not let personal issues get in his way as a member of the Smackdown! writing team.
Heyman would reportedly get upset after putting together a Smackdown! script and then having it changed on a whim by either Stephanie McMahon or Vince. Heyman was also well known for his inspired “pre-Smackdown!” meetings in which he would go over the script for the show with the wrestlers, whereas on the other hand, Dave Lagana is much more matter-of-fact and bland in his presentation.