McMahon banked pretty much everything he had on the success of the first Wrestlemania. If it had failed, McMahon would have been out of the game right then and there. But the success paid off, and paid off big time.Just because one is a visionary and takes risks, does not mean one has to burn all ones money. McMahon is a prime example of that.
Heyman was/is a creative visionary, but he could not handle a budget or the logistics of running a company long term successfully. And that's coming from his own god darn mouth.
Just because you wanna take a risk or follow a dream doesn't mean you have to bankrupt yourself.
I think you're being a little too critical of Heyman. How is taking a calculated risk and investing in one particular thing that didn't pay off proof that Heyman "can't handle a budget"? ECW was always extremely low budget because Paul flat out didn't have the money to begin with and unless he convinced some millionaire to invest in it (and why would they?), it wasn't gonna last in the long run anyway. Besides, Paul Heyman in 2010 was a much wiser Paul Heyman than the one from the mid/late-90's.