PWTorch recently talked with former WWE Creative writers Seth Mates and Andrew Goldstein, who both reported that the backstage dynamic between Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon is not positive. While Vince realizes that Heyman is good for business in his current angle with CM Punk, and necessary as a moutpiece for Brock Lesnar, he does not respect Heyman's creative input.
When also mentioning Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, Goldstein said: "The three of them cannot stand Paul Heyman. They sit around and they joke about Paul Heyman – about him sweating and his suits are cheap and he showed up in a rented, broken-down limo the first day he signed a contract to make himself look like a big deal, and they make fun of his ideas and they do imitations of him. But, I think all three of them are extremely jealous of his brain."