Vince McMahon has his own reasons for doing things and apparently, he doesn’t like to hear his own name spoken during the WWE Hall Of Fame. This is interesting seeing how everyone who is inducted has to be chosen by him first.
PW Insider reports that WWE writer Robert Evans was fired from the company at the WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony. The reason for this had to do with Bret Hart’s speech, but it wasn’t involving the attacker in any way.
Dave Meltzer confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio that Evans was fired for allowing Vince McMahon to be mentioned during The Hitman’s speech. There has been a long-standing rule with WWE Hall Of Fame speeches that Vince McMahon doesn’t want to be mentioned or praised which is what happened.
Bret Hart told a great little story about the first time Vince McMahon saw the Hart Foundation work. This apparently set Vince off and Evans took the blame as the writer and producer of the segment. Therefore, he was fired in the Gorilla Position during the Hall Of Fame ceremony.
It should also be noted that D-Generation X went out there afterward and mentioned Vince McMahon tons of times just to poke fun at him. It would be interesting to know if they realized that someone was just fired for doing the same thing.
DX even made jokes about how Vince can’t fire them — especially Billy Gunn — which opened up another opportunity for them to mention AEW and call them pissants.