Vince McMahon is a billionaire and has lived a life very different from most, in more ways than one. In fact, there have been many crazy stories about him over the years, most of which end up being true. WWE writers had a hard time pitching ideas to McMahon as he would reject them at any given time. In fact, Jimmy Jacobs explained how difficult it was to talk to Vince McMahon.

Jimmy Jacobs signed with WWE in 2015 as a writer. However, he was a few years later after taking a photo with members of the Bullet Club during their “invasion” for Being The Elite.

While speaking on AdFreeShows, Jacobs was asked about the hardest part of being a writer in WWE Jacobs then detailed how difficult it was to talk to Vince McMahon.

“Navigating Vince (McMahon) was the hardest part, for sure. It’s difficult. There is a certain way you have to talk to Vince, or what you say doesn’t matter. That’s difficult. There is a certain way you have to look for Vince to take you seriously. It’s all those things that I didn’t line up with.”


You have to keep it brief, but you have to explain everything. You have to make sure he pictures it right, but you have to be brief because he’ll stop paying attention or you’ll lose him quickly. There is a certain art to it. ‘Sir, based on what you were saying last week about trying to get more heat on our heels, I was wondering if.’ Right off the bat, I’m attributing the idea to Vince. I’m saying, ‘I bring to you, and based off what you said, I was wondering.’ I’m not saying, ‘This is what we should do.’ Ed Koskey used to say, ‘I’m almost thinking,’ and I used to laugh, ‘You’re almost thinking?’

It would be too aggressive to actually think it, you have to almost think it. You have to paint the picture for it and do it concisely, if you start using pronouns he’ll get lost, that’s one of the big things with Vince. Fair enough, when you’re talking about two different Hes when you say He, it can get confusing. If you don’t do that well, it’s difficult to get Vince to take your ideas seriously. I remember pitching something to him one time talking about ‘Roman Reigns coming out here and what about this.’ He looks at me, I give him my pitch, he turns to Ed and whispers something in Ed’s ear and we move on. I have no idea what happened. I get a message from Dave (Kapoor) about an hour later, ‘Vince thinks you dress too gimmicky, you should probably change your tie.'”

Vince McMahon even wanted to fire writer for entering his office without knocking. McMahon also appeared during Friday Night Smackdown this week. We’ll have to see if McMahon will end up returning to WWE in a bigger role.

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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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