Vince McMahon frequently makes news for the wrong reasons, which makes him controversial in the process. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed that there was once a time when McMahon thought Brock Lensar was being overpaid. This led to a very irritated Mr. McMahon.
Brock Lensar is one of the highest-paid professional wrestlers in WWE but surprisingly, Vince McMahon was initially not comfortable about giving Lensar a large sum of money.
Jim Ross went into this subject on Grilling JR where he revealed, “I got to the point where Vince allowed me to sign people. He had no clue who John Cena was. When I told him what I was going to pay Brock Lesnar, he looked at me like I was insane, and he was pissed because I think my first offer to Lesnar that I was going to sign him for was [$250,000] … I think Rock got a million.”
“But they’re on this deal where you get paid by your performance, or on your performance, and much sooner than later, those guys are blowing those numbers away,” Ross continued.
“Same storyline when I got Chris Jericho,” Ross further added. “I paid him less in WCW to enter than he earned exiting WCW, if that makes any sense to you, and I signed him for less money … I told him, ‘If you’re as good as you think you are, and if you’re as good as I think you are, you’re going to do alright’. So he was soon making seven figures and he made it every year since.”
However, McMahon was mistaken about Lesnar because he achieved greater success more fast than nearly anybody in WWE history. Lensar is all set to fight Roman Reigns at SummerSlam on July 30th for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in a Last Man Standing Match.
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