Vince McMahon had a revealing interview with Pat McAfee today. The WWE CEO was surprisingly candid and spoke in detail about a lot of controversial topics. Many didn’t expect McMahon to be as forthcoming as he was.
McAfee and Vince spoke about the territory days of wrestling. Many have criticized McMahon for taking over and buying out the existing system of wrestling in the United States to go national. As everybody knows, McMahon succeeded.
Perhaps it was Vince’s penchant for confrontation that made him so successful. Vince McMahon told Pat McAfee that during those days, death threats were common. The then-WWF boss was never afraid.
“I don’t know how many different rivers I was supposed to be at the bottom of. You know, death threats are what they are. I always felt like if you can knock off a president of the United States, I’m easy to get to.
I never had a bodyguard, none of that stuff. In those days, it was like you, from their standpoint, invaded their territory… There’s so many times when people threaten me, and it was like, the last guy, I said, ‘If you want to take credit for it, you better get me quick.'”
The casual way that Vince McMahon talked about receiving death threats was a little unnerving. It was also exactly what fans would expect from an interview with Vince McMahon. Even at the age of 76, Vince McMahon isn’t worried about anyone doing him harm.
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Transcription by Ringside News