Vince McMahon is a billionaire and is certainly larger than life, in more ways than one. In fact, there have been many crazy stories about him over the years, most of which are actually true. No matter how many new stories come out about Vince McMahon’s bizarre behavior, fans continue to be shocked. It seems McMahon even wanted to fire a writer for entering his office without knocking.

The former Chairman of WWE has always had a very bizarre sense of rules and regulations, which fans and pro wrestlers alike could not make any sense of. McMahon would also fire people for the silliest of reasons.

While speaking on the Insiders podcast on, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs talked about his time in WWE. During the conversation, Jacobs revealed that McMahon once wanted to fire a writer for entering his office without knocking.

“Vince is a legend. Anything I say, it’s with a certain amount of respect and love, and it’s only from the perspective and the experience I had there. So none of it is meant to disparage him because it’s his company. It’s his sandbox. You’re playing it. That’s what you have to understand when you’re there. You go, ‘Why isn’t this different? Because it’s not your show. That was my motto. That was my mantra. It’s not my show. If it was my show, this is how I would do it. It’s not my show, so we’re gonna do this.


“When I first got there, I thought that Vince was going to be a dude, a billionaire, but a dude. Like when I first got there, I was like, why is everybody so scared of Vince? Everybody, like, just treat him like a human, guys. What are you talking about? Then I learned almost immediately I was like, oh, yeah, and I started becoming scared of Vince. One of my first, maybe my first month there, my closest friend on the team, on the writing team, almost got fired because he came into Vince’s office without knocking. Vince had said,’ Fix up this promo and come back to me.’ So he fixes the promo and he comes back to him. He doesn’t knock, and Vince wanted to fire him. Dave and Ed, great bosses, great dudes, they saved him. The guys name was Ryan Callahan.

Saved his job. He just, have to go on the home team. Can’t go on the road and be in front of Vince. He’s got to bring him to the home team. Ryan, Callahan, not Ward, Ryan was an incredible writer, and he’s there now. He’s one of the lead writers of SmackDown. He’s brilliant guy. You start to realize that you’re one weird interaction with Vince away from being in the doghouse or being fired. Then you just start to behave in a way to try to not get fired. Then your ideas become ideas in an effort to not get fired. Pretty soon you have a whole bunch of people that are playing to not lose instead of playing to win.”

Vince McMahon also never explained why he banned certain words in WWE. Recent reports had then suggested that McMahon planned on returning to WWE, but many fans and pro wrestlers are against it. We’ll have to see if McMahon will end up returning to WWE in the future

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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