Vince McMahon is undoubtedly one of the leading men in all of professional wrestling. His incredible vision brought to life WrestleMania and WWE as we know it today. The industry would not be where it is without him.
Yet, it seems that McMahon is becoming more forgetful with age, a natural problem many face as they get older. Former WWE creative member Kevin Eck opened up on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast about McMahon suffering memory lapses.
This is a serious topic, given what Eck claims McMahon has forgotten. If these claims are true, as many assume they are, it isn’t a good sign for McMahon’s future in charge of WWE as the CEO and Chairman.
“As Vince has gotten older I think he has become more forgetful with things and there were a lot of instances where he had to be reminded. He would just flat out ask, ‘What did we do on RAW last week with this guy? What did we do?’ He would need to be caught up to speed. Granted, he was in his late 60s/early 70s at that point and responsible for a lot of programming and seen a lot of angles over the years and seen a lot of TV shows. One of the funniest things I recall is Vince one time in a booking meeting…it was Brock Lesnar against somebody and Vince was trying to think of what the finish could be and he literally says this in a booking meeting. He said, ‘What’s Brock’s finish again?’ It wasn’t a joke. There was kind of a pause and somebody spoke up and said, ‘The F-5.’ Then it suddenly dawned on Vince that he had taken that move not too long before that and hurt his hip and made a joke about it, ‘Oh that’s right, my hip didn’t like that movie very much.’ He could not remember the F-5.”
Given how highly regarded WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is regarded by WWE officials, McMahon forgetting the F-5 as Lesnar’s finishing move when he took the move himself is not a good sign.
Ringside News does wish McMahon the best and we hope he has found ways to improve this over time, as Eck did leave the company a few years back.
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