Vince McMahon offered a lot of insight into what makes him tick during his recent interview with Pat McAfee. The WWE boss talked about how his own experiences often play into the attitudes he takes towards his business. McMahon even offered some advice to professional wrestlers along the way.

Pat and Vince discussed what makes a great WWE superstar. McMahon believes growth and an ability to compartmentalize your character from your personal life are two of the biggest keys to success. If you’re not growing while you’re in WWE, you’re dying, he noted.

“You have to have that. You have to have this ability to really want to grow because, in our environment, I believe that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. You have to have that desire when you come in to be everything you can be and if it’s a character, really get into it and be that character when you’re in the ring.

In your private life, don’t be that character. Don’t get it confused, a lot of people are that way. The really good ones are all in on their character and then they are themselves after the show is over. It’s important for your mental health to not be the character outside the ring.”


Vince McMahon also talked about his love of physical confrontation. McMahon used to receive death threats from other promoters during the territory days. It was a very interesting look into an incredibly complex man.

Many believe that WWE superstars have no control over their destiny once they sign with the company. Vince McMahon said on various occasions during the interview that this is not the case. To succeed under his watch, performers must constantly be growing and evolving.

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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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