Freddie Prinze Jr. went from the world of acting to being a writer for WWE. Prinze has a ton of interesting backstage stories to tell. Freddie is never afraid to give his opinion on the current product, either.
During his time with WWE, Freddie Prinze Jr. got to see some crazy things. Prinze recently recalled how Vince McMahon doesn’t like tag team wrestling. WWE trying to sell the entire company to Fox was another of his many backstage revelations.
Another funny Vince McMahon story came up on the latest episode of the Wrestling with Freddie podcast. Prinze was talking about what it was like to work with Kane. Vince McMahon was extremely protective of the character, even down to what words he was allowed to speak.
“I remember, I came in there [Gorilla], and I don’t remember the promo. This was, you know, over ten years ago but there was the word ‘destroyed’. He [Vince McMahon] reads the word destroyed and he stops and he looks at me.
He’s like like pissed off at me like I’ve done something, not wrong, but offensive. I go ‘What?’ and he shouts, he goes ‘Kane would never say destroyed. He would say obliterate!’ There’s this long pause, right? You gotta remember the way my brain works, I’m not a reactionary dude and I’m comfortable with silence, so I don’t mind it.”
Vince McMahon is well known to be particular about the verbiage used on WWE television. Local medical facilities have replaced hospitals, for instance. Freddie Prinze Jr. found out in the hardest way possible what happens when you use a word Vince doesn’t like.
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