Vince McMahon is certainly one of the most controversial figures in the history of professional wrestling. The WWE Chairman tends to keep himself in a backstage role for the most part but takes a direct role on WWE television when needed. It seems he explained how to succeed as a heel as well.

Vince McMahon has his own peculiarities which many people simply cannot comprehend and find very odd. Despite this, McMahon goes by the beat of his own drums and that is what matters to him.

McMahon was arguably the biggest heel in pro wrestling during the late 90s during his feud with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. While speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, Vince McMahon explained how one can become a successful heel in pro wrestling. McMahon stated that it depends on fully committing to the character.

“When you’re committing to a character, as I said before, you have to really get in. So you have to want people to really dislike you. I mean, you want people to honestly, really dislike you. I guess maybe it’s pretty easy for me to do sometimes. But when you are really into that character, you think of things that motivate people and when you — even lying from a standpoint, it’s like, people think I was lying when I said, ‘you don’t lie? Really, you? You don’t lie sometimes?’ You know, it’s like, come on; any number of lies you tell every day, little ones, sometimes they’re big ones and what have you, but nonetheless, it’s like things and topics like that, that people can relate and be able to mash the emotional buttons and to get a reaction like that. Man, that is a thrill.”


Austin Theory is set to square off against Pat McAfee in a singles match at WrestleMania 38, but Vince McMahon will still be largely involved in the match. We will have to wait and see how the match will turn out to be.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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