While it would be wide of the mark to suggest that Vince McMahon is unemotional, he’s not especially known for his human side.
Whether it was a swaggering arrogance or fierce aggression on-screen, to anger at someone using the wrong word on television, everyone has a vision of how McMahon operates. But not many of those visions would include WWE’s Executive Chairman breaking down in tears.
However, former WWE Creative Director David Sahadi has recalled making the stereotypical cold-hearted McMahon do just that.
Appearing on The Insiders, Sahadi recalled putting together a video package that showcased WWE’s past with legends speaking in an old arena about how they now cheer for the stars of the present.
Not that McMahon was initially too pleased to hear of the project.
Vince finds out and calls Kevin Dunn and says, ‘What the f**k is Sahadi doing with all these old timers up there in Albany, we’re about the new generation right now,. Vince comes down to look at it about four days later and he’s as angry as can be … 10 seconds in, Vince is like, ‘Oh god, oh god, oh jeez, oh god,’ and he left before it finished.
Sahadi explained that McMahon was left crying on the floor.
“Vince was sitting down on the concrete floor just crying hysterically just saying, ‘Thank you,'”
The former WWE Director believes that the video resonated with McMahon so much as it showed how the company had begun with his father before he took it over.
“I think the reason why — I didn’t know at the time — but not only was it the spot of the passing of the torch from the old generation to the new generation, but I think from a visceral level, Vince probably felt like it was a passing the torch from his father to what Vince did,” he said. “I think that’s why it resonated with Vince so much and it evoked so much emotion out of him.”
Plans For New WWE Title Didn’t Come From Vince McMahon
Despite uncertainty over his exact role, Vince McMahon remains involved in WWE creative. This led to speculation that when WWE announced the creation of a new World Heavyweight Championship, the move had come directly from McMahon. However, it has been reported that this wasn’t the case, and the decision was taken by Triple H.
H/t to Wrestling Inc