A former WWE writer has revealed the time that Vince McMahon thought a little too much thought was going into the quality of matches in the company.
Brian Solomon used to write for WWE and during his time in the company put his talents to use for the WWE magazine.
Speaking on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast, Solomon recalled a time when he wanted to run a feature counting down the greatest steel cage matches of all time. According to Solomon, the idea didn’t fly with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon who thought the writer might be taking too much inspiration from the innovator of the star-ranking system in wrestling, Dave Meltzer:
“We wanted to do the greatest steel cage matches ever, and [McMahon] goes, ‘Boy, you guys really need to take your heads out of Dave Meltzer’s ass.’ I’m terrified, of course, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I’m like 30 years old, whatever it is, I’m just trying to feed my kids, and this crazy billionaire and his whims.”
As well as the tribulations of trying to keep Vince McMahon happy, Brian Solomon revealed that there is a softer side to him:
“There would be other times when he’d be totally agreeable and nice and warm, talk to me about his family, his kids, his father, tell me these stories about when he was a kid and the things that he saw.”