WWE is a very interesting work environment. There are larger than life personalities all around and that includes the legendary Vince McMahon.
While speaking to Jordan Garber NOW, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs discussed his time in the company. Jacobs explained that he never saw why people are scared of Vince McMahon. He’s just a guy like everyone else. This was followed by Jacobs explaining why he became scared of McMahon eventually.
“When I first got to WWE, I wasn’t scared of Vince. I just thought, ‘He’s a dude.’ Maybe a billionaire but a billionaire dude and everybody was scared of him so I was asking why is everybody scared of Vince? After working there for a month or two, I see why everybody is scared of him,” stated Jacobs. “So, I spent the majority of my time there basically scared of Vince and ultimately afraid of losing my job. It wasn’t until the last couple of months of my time there where I was so sick of feeling just tied and boxed up that I wasn’t scared of getting fired anymore, which is what I spent most of my time doing. Maybe I would last longer if I wasn’t scared of Vince. It’s his sandbox… He’s just letting you play in it.”
Vince McMahon has a ton of power, especially within his own company. Jimmy Jacobs seems to be viewing life in a different way with a refreshed outlook. It’s unclear if he would have spent longer in WWE if his mindset about Vince McMahon was different from the onset. He certainly sees things much differently now after playing in Vince McMahon’s sandbox for a while.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote