WWE is a very demanding work environment. There is no off-season and you never know what can happen next. That requires a lot of hours on the clock and someone’s personal life can get thrown away in a hurry. That is exactly what happened with Vince Russo and he still seems to hold a grudge over it.

While speaking to the SmarkBusters’ Podcast, Vince Russo unloaded on WWE’s Chairman of the Board. He said that McMahon demands 24/7 work from his team and “he’s not smart about it” while “owning your life.”

“When you’re working for Vince [McMahon] you have to be. He demands that. He owns your life, 24X7, and that’s fine. I bought into that but unfortunately, this is where he’s not smart about it – while he’s owning your life, he’s also burning you out. You see now, if that’s me and and I’m the owner of the company and I’m depending on somebody as much as he’s depending on me, I am going to make sure that person has some breaks, that person has time to rest their batteries… I’m going to make sure because I want longevity from that person but with Vince, it was non-stop, 24X7, for five straight years and at the end of that, I was completely done.”

Vince McMahon is a demanding character because he is a perfectionist. This causes him to expect the same level of quality from everyone that he works with. McMahon surrounds himself with people who are willing to dedicate their lives to the success of WWE, and that sometimes includes going nonstop for days. Obviously, this isn’t the right working conditions for everyone, but Vince McMahon built his empire with that same mindset.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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