Seth Rollins has opened up about working with Vince McMahon on-screen, describing the experience as a “double-edged sword.”
After the “Mr McMahon” character became a staple of WWE television in the late 1990’s and beyond, Vince McMahon became an all-important figure both on and off screen within the company.
McMahon often worked with WWE’s biggest stars and was heavily involved in a number of the biggest moments in the history of the company. From Steve Austin to The Rock, Triple H and Kurt Angle, the now former WWE Chairman worked extensively with a roster of would be legends.
Speaking during an appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, current WWE star and former World Champion Seth Rollins recalled his own experiences of working with McMahon. Rollins explained that there were numerous positives that came with working with ‘the boss’ which often made the creative process easier.
“With Vince, it was like kind of a double-edged sword. On one hand you knew exactly who to go to all the time. Every answer needed to go through Vince. There was security in that. If you needed something and you needed an answer, pronto, he was right there. You knew exactly that if you got yes from him, nothing else beneath that mattered. So that was really cool”
However, on the flip side of that coin, Rollins added that McMahon could be “all over the place.” Although that was also “part of his genius.”
“You could understand his vision, once you worked with him for a long enough time. You started to understand that. On the other side of that, he was very flippant. He was very all over the place. That was, to his credit, part of his genius, but it was also like very stressful to deal with as a talent”.
Vince McMahon retired from his role as WWE Chairman and CEO on July 22nd surrounded by allegations of serious sexual misconduct. In his place, Stephanie McMahon was appointed Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan.
With regard to WWE’s on-screen product Triple H was made Head of Creative.
H/t to SEScoops for the transcription.