Vince McMahon remains one of the most controversial names in the history of professional wrestling. Fans call him madman and many can’t understand him, but it is undeniable that there is a method to his madness. In fact, he once started and stopped a match for 90 minutes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world back in 2020, the world of professional wrestling was severely affected. This included WWE, as they had to produce shows in the Performance Center. The company, later on, moved to the ThunderDome, a traveling virtual fan environment.

While speaking on his Wrestling for the Faith podcast, Jaxson Ryker recalled a particular match going 90 minutes because it kept getting stopped by Vince McMahon. 

We were literally acting for the TV screen [during the Performance Center period] at that time because that was way before the TV screens were around the arena (…) Vince McMahon at that time would be sitting in the truck of Gorilla [Position] and if something would go wrong or a move would botch or something like that, ‘Stop the match, you guys set back up.’ It was so wild man because it took you out of the zone.

Bro, it was a match I remember, I can’t remember who it was. But, it took them about an hour-and-a-half to get this match down. It was only about a ten minute match and it wasn’t because they were just completely destroying and terrible wrestlers. It was like, ‘Nope. Alright, I don’t like that. Let’s try it again.

Vince McMahon is now back in the company and is currently busy getting ready to sell the company. That being said, he has nothing to do with the company’s creative direction. We’ll have to wait and see who will end up purchasing the company in the end, but those stories about Vince McMahon running the company are certainly going to live on.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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