Over the years, people who have worked around Vince McMahon have told stories of strange quirks attributed to the WWE Chairman, with one of the most infamous being his hatred for sneezing.
Now, Stephanie McMahon has not only confirmed that the sneezing tale is true, but revealed another pet peeve of her father’s. It seems Vince also hates people nodding in meetings.
In an interview on the Bill Simmons Podcast, Stephanie explained that he believes nodding when someone is speaking has an influence on the rest of the room, and that’s something that shouldn’t happen.
“He feels like [nodding] influences the room. If someone is talking and someone else is nodding, you’re going to influence the room. You shouldn’t influence the room. Let people think what they want to think.”
When it comes to sneezing, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer says Vince hates it because it’s not something he can control.
“He hates sneezing because it’s involuntary and he cannot control it. He hates sneezing. It’s anyone, but especially when it’s him.”
Sneezing and nodding aren’t the only things Vince McMahon disapproves of. Another story that came to came to light recently was Chris Jericho recalled angering his then-boss by taking a picture of him sleeping. McMahon didn’t find the situation funny and demanded Jericho delete the photo.
Jim Cornette, however, dispelled some of the wilder myths about McMahon, including having mirrors removed from his office in arenas across the country, and even more strangely, the theory that he believed cars could communicate with each other so always parked his far away from everyone else.
Credit to Fightful for the transcription.