Vince McMahon stories are wide ranging depending on who you ask. Jim Cornette has many from his time serving at Vince’s side. Bruce Pritchard has several from his various stints in the company and as for how many Bret Hart can tell you, well that’s another story for another day.
Now, former WWE writer Jon Rineman has thrown his penny’s worth into the mix during participation in a Reddit AMA.
During the chat, the writer was asked for any light hearted stories he may have of Vince McMahon. It didn’t take Rineman long to cast his mind back and pluck out an amusing tale of how wrestling’s most influential man was about to donate a hospital wing as repayment for a storyline that eventually was abandoned:
“As far as a crazy Vince story: we had an idea where someone was going to attack somebody in a hospital. And then I had an idea for it that Vince liked, then Heyman had a bunch of ideas Vince liked. So, Vince thinks about it and says: “We’re really gonna f**k up this hospital. How much would it cost to rebuild?” He stops, thinks a second, then says, matter-of-factly, “Hmm. I might have to donate a wing to a hospital. How much does that cost?” So, our writer’s assistant started looking up how much it cost to donate a wing to a hospital.
Then later in the meeting, another idea came up that nixed the hospital idea, and Vince said, “Which one is the one without buying the hospital wing? Do that one.” Then he stopped and said, “I should donate a wing somewhere though…” and it got quiet while he thought. Then he took out his pencil and I saw him write “Hospital.”
While Rineman didn’t state what storyline this could have been part of, it would have been fascinating to see the boss donate his own hospital wing as well as the outcome of whatever tale this could have been related to.