Vince McMahon is considered one of the most controversial figures in the history of professional wrestling. The WWE Chairman has the last say in everything that goes on in WWE. Paul Heyman has a high opinion of Vince McMahon as well.
Vince McMahon has his own peculiarities that many people simply cannot understand and find very weird, to say the least. He is also a shrewd businessman as many fans are aware by now.
While speaking on Mark Andrews’ My Love Letter To Wrestling podcast, Paul Heyman explained why Vince McMahon is the most successful promoter of all time..
Who do I think is the best?” Heyman asked rhetorically. “Well, Vincent Kennedy McMahon is the wealthiest, and it is a business. If you go by stock options, control of that stock, control of the publicly traded company, distribution of the product that you control, and sheer cash assets, then the answer to that question is Vincent Kennedy McMahon. If you’re talking about who can lay out the great scenarios, who is the greatest creative mind in the history of the industry, that’s a different discussion. But just in terms of success, the answer’s gonna be Vince McMahon.
It’s not like he invested in Crypto three years ago and he went from $4 to $50,000,” Heyman pointed out. “He’s been doing this, the undisputed czar of the industry, against all challenges, for 40 years. And with the exception of a couple of times that he got knocked down by competitors, and that competitor happens to be a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with multiple networks backing it up and a practically unlimited checkbook, which is fine by the way. Hey, that’s the world.
If Coca-Cola, or Pepsi, or whoever decided to start a sports entertainment league tomorrow, that’s the competitor. You’ve got to beat them or they’re going to beat you. That’s, you know, welcome to the jungle. No matter what anyone thinks, Vince McMahon, and I’ve heard both sides of the coin about Vince. You know he’s either God or the devil. He’s been on top for 40 years and he’s done quite well. He’s not an overnight success. He’s not a crypto billionaire. He’s someone that’s earned it and grew it.
Vince McMahon will continue to do what is best for business, even if many people don’t necessarily agree with his methods. This is unlikely to ever change by the looks of it.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes