Since taking over control of WWE back in 1982, Vince McMahon has developed a reputation as a fearless and ruthless business man.
Having led a revolution of the industry and overseen the rise of globally recognised Superstars such as Hulk Hogan, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, the 77 year old has been a driving force at the heart of the wrestling world for decades.
As a result it may come as a surprise to many that ‘The Genetic Jackhammer’ has recently been labelled by one former WWE Tag Team Champion as ‘fragile’.
Vince McMahon Labelled As Fragile By Former WWE Tag Team Champion
In a recent interview with Wrestling Then And Now, former WWE Tag Team Champion Paul London described his now infamous fall out with McMahon following a backstage segment and how he upset his former boss:
“They then pulled everyone they weren’t doing anything with around, and they said, ‘You know, we have this segment. We need to pre-tape it. Vince is gonna be in the ring and he’s gonna be acting very queer, very odd, something is off with him.
When he comes back here we’re gonna have everyone lined up. Now, if he looks in your face just kinda just don’t say anything but just kinda play off of him. We don’t know what’s going on. He’s just gonna be acting very queer.’ So, that was it. They had filmed the limo explosion the night before. Didn’t mention any of that to us. Didn’t say anything.
We did it nine or 10 times. He looked in my face each time. Each time I had the big old grin on my face, and he was like, ‘Okay, thank you. We’re done.’ And then it wasn’t until like Khali’s manager or something pointed it out, like, ‘Oh, excuse me sir, do you think somebody’s gonna notice this?’ and pointed it out.
He power walked over to me, he said, ‘Why were you smiling?’ I replied ‘I don’t know what’s going on. Whatever is going on, you don’t kill like the village idiot. Like, I don’t know anything.’ He’s like, ‘I don’t get that [angry tone],’ and he walked off. He was so just upset and bothered. I thought like, ‘God, this is the most fragile billionaire I’ve ever met.”
London was eventually released from his WWE contract upon it’s expiration in November 2008. He also had negative words for former colleague Chris Jericho recently.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the above transcription