Chris Jericho recently talked about Vince McMahon while speaking to Tom Power. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Vince McMahon: “He’s a very unique character, he’s a billionaire that’s built this. Even if you don’t know Vince you know the WWE or the WWF, he’s built this entire empire, a mainstay in the fabric of pop culture in the world and will be, WWE will never go away. He’s a billionaire, he’s a genius, interesting, lots of different dichotomies within that guy. He will never write a book I don’t think, he doesn’t like talking about himself, but I do. He’s one of my favorite characters in the world, I love writing about him.”

Working relationship with McMahon: “I’ve worked with him for 17 years, he’s my boss. You don’t always love your boss. Tell me somebody that’s been working somewhere for a long time that’s had nothing but wine and roses with their boss, and I’ll tell you that you’re probably lying. He’s in charge, sometimes I have to do things I don’t want to do because he is the boss. I trust him, but even sometimes if I don’t, I have no choice. He’s the boss, either I do it or I quit.”

Vince McMahon’s work ethic: “There’s nothing that he would ask you to do that he wouldn’t do himself. We were in Orlando doing a show, I had to do press in New York early in the morning. He had me come on his private jet, we flew from Orlando to New York, had some drinks, listened to some tunes, had a great time, landed at 4:30, both drunk. He goes, ‘What are you doing?’ I was going home to pass out because I had to get up at 6:30 for press. He goes, ‘I’m going to the gym, come with me.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not going to the gym at 4:30, what’s wrong with you?’ He’s like, ‘I have to go to work.’ ‘So do I.’ And I get a text when I wake up the next morning at 6:30, super-hungover feeling like crap, from my 72-year-old boss who’s bench-pressing 275 pounds giving me the finger… That’s him, he just works, and it rubs off on you.”


Vince’s way of doing business: “Vince McMahon’s way of doing things is, there’s no prima donnas allowed. You get the job done, you go do the press that needs to be done, you do the meet-and-greets that need to be done, you do the due diligence for your character, you train, you stay in shape, and that’s part of your job. If you can’t do that, you won’t last and you won’t make it to the top… You don’t last, not anymore. Reality will strike you very quickly when you end up being the opening-match jobber to The Tulip or Funaki or whoever they bring in.”

Steve Carrier

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