Former WWE writer Court Bauer was a special guest at the recent episode of The World According To Wrestling podcast, where he revealed a scrapped storyline that included Vince’s lesser-known real-life brother, Roderick McMahon.
Bauer started working for WWE in 1999 where he was a writer for SmackDown, and later was moved to write for RAW and for PPVs, becoming a major writer for WWE.
The storyline with Vince McMahon’s death in June 2007 was going to feature Roderick McMahon, before it was eventually scrapped.
“I always think what could’ve been because we were gearing up to do something with Vince’s little known brother Roderick. His family was going to come in the following week and be part of the funeral for Vince McMahon and I was always pushing that I would love to get another side of the McMahon family involved with WWE. I think it would’ve been fascinating because people forget that Vince has a brother and I think that that story would’ve been amazing.”
Bauer stated that he wanted to show the part of Vince’s family that people don’t know about, the other side of the McMahon family.
“How Vince the tycoon he is, the ruthlessly aggressive guy, you know, took over the family business. His poor brother, what happened to him? And now there’s a refresh on the McMahon dynasty and all of the rivalries and stuff you could tell now, all of these new stories that are there because Roderick has children that you could play with in this setting.”
The storyline was scrapped after due to the actual death of Chris Benoit. On the June 25 2007 episode of RAW which was a Chris Benoit tribute episode, Vince broke his kayfabe by acknowledging that his supposed death was just a part of a storyline.
You can check out the full interview here.