Vince McMahon made headlines back in June after it came to light that he secretly paid $3 million as hush money deal to a departing paralegal. Things simply got worse after that for many reasons. In fact, McMahon didn’t always pay big money for services, in fact, Vince McMahon paid a wrestler a meager sum for WrestleMania.

Former WWE Superstar James Dundee, aka J.C. Ice, was fired after infuriating Vince McMahon in 1997. Dundee didn’t wrestle at WrestleMania 13, but he was one of the managers in The Nation of Domination’s corner during their match against Legion of Doom and Ahmed Johnson.

While speaking on his YouTube show, former WWE veteran Dutch Mantell revealed that Vince McMahon paid James Dundee only $100 for WrestleMania 13. This was because McMahon was mad at him.

“And you know what he [J.C. Ice] got paid on that pay-per-view because Vince got mad at him for being an idiot? $100. That’s what he actually got paid. Even managers back in those days, you’d get at least five, six, or seven thousand dollars just to walk to the ring. Maybe not that much, but he got mad at him, and he gave him 100 dollars. And what’s Jamie going to do, bitching and complain? He is looking for a spot to get rid of him anyway.” 


He showed up thirty minutes before the show started and still owed the guy like a $700 cab bill. And he told the cab guy, wait, I’ll get you your money, and the taxi cab driver never saw Jamie again. I think they got the guy paid somehow because the guy raised so much hell he wanted his money. And they knew Jamie was there at that time.”

Vince McMahon is enjoying his life after retirement as well. We’ll have to see where he pops up next. Regardless, it is advisable not to anger McMahon, no matter if he’s retired or not.

What’s your take on what Mantell said? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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