Stone Cold discusses outing Vince McMahon as owner of WWE. Not everyone knew who really led the promotion back in the 90’s.
The WWE is a billion dollar company today. Anybody who barely knows anything about Wrestling is aware that Vince McMahon is the owner of the company. This wasn’t a very well known information a little over two decades earlier though. The smart fans already knew, but to the general audience, he was just a commentator.
During his conversation with Chris Jericho on the Broken Skull Sessions, the Texas Rattlesnake spoke about the time he stunned his boss for the very first time. That also happens to be the time he revealed to the audience who Vince really was.
Stone Cold discusses outing Vince McMahon as owner of WWE
“I kind of outed him on one time. I think it was The Garden. It might have been the night I Stunned him. Vince, he’s talking about whoever the president of the company was. I said, ‘Everybody knows you’re the one writing all the checks around here. You’re the guy that’s really doing all this.’ He was already on that swing anyway to being Mr. McMahon.”
“He’s real interesting Chris because as long as you’ve been in the company, you know that when you go there, you have this reverence, and you always have this respect for Vince, but the more you work with him and at the higher level that you are on the card, the closer you become with the guy because you’re really in this together, and it’s a collaborative effort.”
“They’re giving you time, money and investing TV time in you, and they’re paying you, but this is your job. So it’s a joint effort for someone to strap a rocket ship to your back, and you have to be able to be smart enough to navigate all the sh*t that you’ve got to go through, to make right decisions [and] to be able to get monster over.”
Austin and Vince would go on to have a legendary feud in the future, one that would change the landscape of wrestling forever. Vince became arguably the biggest heel in wrestling ever, while Austin became Wrestling’s greatest babyface while the WWE ushered in its most successful period; the Attitude Era.
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