Vince McMahon was a harsh boss during his decades-long reign as WWE boss – but stopping a televised WWE Championship match mid-way was perhaps a step too far!
Former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon executed some ruthless decisions while reigning over the company. In 1992, though, McMahon – who wasn’t at that point known to be the boss – interrupted a WWF Championship match that was being recorded for Prime Time Wrestling mid-way through.
Contested between Ric Flair and Randy Savage, the match featured an abundance of outside interference, leading to McMahon’s frustration with the proceedings. Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair recalled Vince being furious with the match:
“He [Vince McMahon] didn’t like all the interference. It was two against one. He was furious about it. Curt [Hennig] was just doing what he thought was – nothing Curt did wrong. It was just one of those situations, I mean at the end of the night I just don’t think that people cared. And I don’t think Randy [Savage] wanted to lose the belt.”
Ultimately, Ric Flair defeated ‘The Macho Man’ to begin his second reign as WWE Champion. ‘The Nature Boy’ held the championship for 41 days, dropping it to Bret Hart that October.
Stories of Vince McMahon during this era are notoriously cutthroat. Ric Flair revealed that he was fined $500 on his very first day in the company for being late, despite only showing up a whole five minutes after he was intended to be there.
McMahon recently made his first public appearance since retiring from his WWE executive duties when he was spotted at his 77th birthday dinner, joined by John Cena and his wife, Brock Lesnar, Pat McAfee, and a mysterious female accomplice.