As a follow up to an earlier story, in the past two days or so, I've gotten more than fifty emails about the independent AWA promotion, run by Dale Gagner (who goes by the name Dale Gagne) advertising "PAUL HEYMAN IS COMING TO THE AWA" on the main page of his website.
This is a case of blatant false advertising.
As of my last conversation with two people high up within WWE, Heyman is still under WWE contract. Now, I don't know if that means his release is being worked on, or will be complete when Vince McMahon gets back from Iraq, or even if WWE is going to try to work something out with Heyman just to keep him off the market. What I do know is that while he is done with WWE from a creative perspective, he's not completely free of his contract at this point so even if he had interest in going to an indy, he couldn't at this time.