He crossed the boss. Vince McMahon is the most powerful person in the history of wrestling and that has been the case for a very long time. While he might not be the most popular name among some fans these days, he still has all of the influence in the world. This includes on WWE commentary, which almost caused him to beat up and then fire the voice of WWE.
According to Post Wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer John Bradshaw Layfield took part in a panel at Steel City Con where he answered fan questions. Layfield told a story about McMahon telling Michael Cole to say that Sim Snuka was the son of Jimmy Snuka. McMahon later changed his mind and said not to mention the connection. Cole accidentally mentioned it anyway, causing Layfield to laugh. Layfield said that McMahon responded with the following:
Michael, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna fire you. No, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna kick your ass. Not I’m not, no I’m not’ and he’s debating with himself at this point. This is during a live show and he goes, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’m gonna kick your ass, then I’m gonna fire you! That’s what I’m gonna do! I’m coming down right now’ and Michael’s just looking at the camera like — and I’m dying laughing and there’s no commentary and then by the time the commercial comes around, there was no commentary in the match. Vince realizes what happened, that Michael did it by mistake. He goes, ‘Haha, I lost it a little bit there didn’t I? Ha, yeah.’
McMahon has a tendency to snap. Check out some of his more out there moments:
Opinion: This is about as McMahon of a response as you can get, as he went from “say this” to “don’t say this” and then threatened to assault/fire someone for not being able to keep up with him. I can’t imagine how confusing it must be to work with him at times, as McMahon really does seem to jump all over the place at the drop of a hat. At least he seemed to calm down, and hopefully Cole knew that was coming throughout the whole ordeal.
What do you think of McMahon? What is your favorite story of him going nuts? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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