Vince McMahon and Pat McAfee sat down this afternoon for compelling chat. The interview took place on the SmackDown commentator’s podcast, The Pat McAfee Show. The interview was a serious discussion about life, relationships, and the business of professional wrestling.

As the two talked, the subject of Vince McMahon’s creative process came up. Despite the perception of many in the WWE Universe, McMahon said he is always open to ideas from talent. Mustafa Ali might disagree, but Vince did give his perspective on how creative ideas evolve.

“It wouldn’t matter if I was 36. Same thing. I think that you have to overcome the stereotypes sometimes. ‘Vince is not hip, he’s not with it.’ I’ve never been cool, I could give a sh*t about that.

But, you listen to people and you try to give them as much creative ability as possible. It makes them more invested. If there’s an idea that I really like and a performer says, “I’m not so sure, I don’t like that,’ What’s the alternative? If they have an alternative that’s better, great. There’s no pride of authorship. That’s the way to go, thank you very much.


But you do need to lead, you can’t just wait…. You need to lead, that’s for sure. Here’s what I’m offering. Not buying it? Here’s what I’m offering. I guess that’s probably what he meant, because you can’t dictate to the audience what they’re going to like.”

Vince McMahon is one of the most discussed men on the planet. McMahon rarely does interviews. It was very interesting to get a glimpse into what makes Vince tick. McMahon always has his ear open for those who are leaders with good ideas.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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