Vince McMahon made headlines last year after he was involved in a hush-money scandal, and the pro wrestling world simply waited with bated breath for whatever was going to happen next. After a hiatus of several months, Vince McMahon finally came back to WWE and immediately took over everything. In fact, it seems McMahon has been compared to Walt Disney in a huge way.

Vince McMahon became a part of the Board Of Directors after a very cunning business move that ended up being compared to hostage situation. Mr. McMahon is now the Executive Chairman of WWE again, much to the shock of fans all over the world.

Vince McMahon became the Executive Chairman of WWE after Stephanie McMahon’s exit, and Nick Khan took over as the sole CEO of the company. Things truly changed in WWE in just a matter of days, something that people were not ready for.

While speaking to Wrestling Inc, former WWE writer and producer Robert Karpeles talked about his time working under Vince McMahon. He proceeded to compare McMahon to Walt Disney and explained the mysticism behind McMahon.


“So Vince is, he’s the last creative entity, I think, left alive who has had an impact on our childhoods. Jim Henson is dead, Walt Disney is dead, Stan Lee is dead.

The last person who’s created something that is this inescapable of childhood, of life, is Vince McMahon. He’s that last singular creative force. All the IP that exists now is derivative IP of things that were created by people who are no longer here.

“So there is a little bit of a mysticism to him. And there really is that element of, you call him Vince. You go up, you introduce, and it’s part of the shtick. You go up and shake his hand the first time and say, Mr. McMahon, nice to meet you.

And it’s, “Please, call me Vince.” He’s just one of the guys. He’s one people in the group. That being said, when I tried talking college football with him at one point, blank stare. I was going to Gainesville for a Gator game. I had mentioned it to him. I was talking about the Gators for a minute, and it’s just not his thing. He lives 24/7 WWE.

When he is in the room and you’re pitching him, and it’s a very long table, and all the “Raw” writers there and all the “SmackDown” writers are there, and Stephanie would be there, and Hunter would be there. There are moments where he’s in it and he’s following along with what’s going on, and you’re getting a lot of great feedback.

There’s minutes where you know he just came from a meeting about travel logistics and he has a meeting after this about budgeting for international touring, or whatever it is. You’re trying to get that focus, but you know he’s being pulled in eight different directions at once. And the fact that you’re trapped in that room until he comes in for the meeting. That meeting may be set for 11:00 AM, You might not first see him till 7:30, 8:00 at night.

And you’re just sitting there waiting. And it’s fine, and it’s what you do. And he’ll come in, he’ll eat this giant steak wrap that he would just bury in ketchup. No one else is eating. He’s the only one eating.

And he’d just sit there going to town on this thing. And it was just like a mound of steak, like an entire cow in a tortilla wrap, slathered in ketchup.”

Eric Bischoff also believes Vince McMahon will always do what’s best for WWE’s bottom line. Vince McMahon is also facing lawsuit after his WWE return. It remains to be seen whether Vince McMahon will end up taking control of Creative again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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