Vince McMahon has always been considered a revolutionary of the wrestling business for the creation of the biggest juggernaut in history, WWE. His global vision has been driven by many talented superstars who connected with fans through their skill and stature. Despite his personal views on a perceived thought of a mega star, McMahon would push superstars if the crowd wanted them in the spotlight.
There have been several physically intimidating wrestlers that have progressed to main event roles over the history of WWE. The list includes Bruno Sammartino, Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, and many others. Just because Vince McMahon gave them a push isn’t a guarantee that he liked them.
There is a perception that Vince McMahon was reluctant to promote performers who were not physically large. Despite that, several stars, including Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Bryan Danielson, have achieved great heights of success.
Teddy Long recently refuted this idea in an interview with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda Wrestling, claiming that McMahon would push anyone who could make him money. Although Vince McMahon admitted that he initially didn’t care about those who didn’t fit the heavyweight stereotype, he eventually understood that anyone could be a draw.
The former SmackDown added another interesting detail to the conversation. Teddy Long claimed that even if Vince McMahon did not like any particular superstar, that did not hamper their push if the crowd wanted to see them in the top spot.
“Yeah, he was high on big guys. The Kevin Nash style and like that, you know. He never really cared about the small guys. But Vince realized this – ‘the small guys can draw me money.’ So whether he liked you or not, if you could draw money, Vince was gonna use you. So that’s how that works.”
As far as Vince McMahon is concerned, he was recently reported to be present on Monday Night RAW this week in Boston. We will have to wait and see if he assumes creative control, now that he is back on the WWE Board as Executive Chairman.
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