That’s a different way to go. Vince McMahon is a person like no other. He is the most dominant and powerful person in wrestling history, with no one coming close to his level of importance in the modern era. It helps that he is basically a walking cartoon character and no one has ever been his exact mixture of genius and insanity, either for the good or the bad. But what about his brother?
The McMahon Family has been a huge part of WWE television for over twenty years now. You have Vince himself as the boss, Shane as the loud mouthed son, Stephanie as the overbearing daughter and Linda as the reserved one who can scare Vince. There is also the son-in-law and heir to the throne in Triple H, but there is one name that has never seen the light of day in wrestling: Vince’s brother Rod. That was almost changed earlier this year.
On a recent episode of Eric Bischoff’s 83 Weeks podcast, host Conrad Thompson mentioned that he tried to get Rod to appear at Starrcast II earlier this year in Las Vegas. WWE had pulled Undertaker and Kurt Angle from the event and Thompson needed a replacement. After failing to get Vince McMahon himself to appear with proceeds going to Conor’s Cure, Thompson tried to get Rod to appear. A deal seemed possible, but ultimately fell through, at least partially due to Bruce Prichard calling Thompson and asking what he was doing, as WWE had heard about the move possibly taking place. Rod did not wind up appearing.
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Opinion: This is one of those things that would have likely been a once in a lifetime situation and I’m sure there would have been fans interested in getting to meet Rod. It is the kind of thing that fans like doing, but at the same time it is the kind of thing that would have been a bit insane and probably caused some issues for everyone involved. Points to Thompson for thinking so far outside the box though, as not everyone can do that.
Would you have been interested in hearing from Rod? Will Vince ever do a public meet and greet? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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