As the plot thickets about The OCs run on Raw, AJ has said that Paul Heyman is a liar and the Good Brothers will elaborate on it come the debut of their new podcast. Could this be what lead to Heymans demotion? Just really weird how soon as AJ got moved to Smackdown, Heyman was gone soon after.
Less weird is that Heyman doesn't get along well with everyone at the best of times, and Vince is known to change his mind on a whim, and ratings were plummeting and yet another scapegoat was probably needed. As noted by many others, it was frankly a shock that Heyman lasted as long as he did without getting fired.