In case you missed Monday Night Raw, Vince McMahon unveiled a new stipulation for the match between Undertaker and Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania 32. If the former world heavyweight champion loses the match, then he will never get to perform at the biggest WWE pay per view of the year again. Of course, if Shane wins the match, then he takes over the flagship show for World Wrestling Entertainment. More stipulations possible.
March 22, 2016
When asked recently about a possible induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, Jeff Jarrett stated that the decision belongs to one man and one man only. He is not going to bother to try predicting what Vince McMahon is going to do because that would be futile. McMahon has long resented Jarrett for a variety of reasons. Vince is also unlikely to induct Jeff as long as he is trying to launch his own wrestling promotion because he doesn't want to help.
March 20, 2016
To give you an idea of just how shady the professional wrestling business used to be, Randy Savage was said to have been paranoid about doing the segment where Jake Roberts ties him up and lets the snake bite him in the arm. The idea was created by Vince McMahon. Savage had issues trusting McMahon, so he had Roberts get the snake to bite himself backstage to make sure that it wasn't poisonous. He didn't want to find out on camera.
March 13, 2016
Rumors about backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Triple H are heating up as of late. There are reports floating around that Vince is trying to lure Shane McMahon back into WWE as a high ranking executive. Vince would then use Shane as leverage against HHH and Stephanie McMahon. For the longest time there, HHH and Stephanie were said to be taking over the company from Vince, so they gained a lot of power backstage from that.
March 11, 2016
When AJ Styles first showed up in WWE, he didn't immediately use the finishing move that he made world famous. That led many to believe that management was not allowing him to do the Styles Clash. It turns out that there were some hesitancy backstage in regards to allowing that move to be used. Vince McMahon apparently found out that Yoshi Tatsu was once seriously injured when the finisher was botched during a match in Japan.
March 3, 2016
Since he is the face of the company, many people are under the assumption that Vince McMahon is always the highest paid executive in WWE. That was definitely not the case this past year. George Barrios made $4.5 million, Kevin Dunn made $4.8 million and Michelle Wilson made $4.5 million. All of those surpassed the $3.3 million made by McMahon. On a side note, Triple H made $3.1 million, while Stephanie McMahon pulled in $1.7 million.
March 3, 2016
While nothing has been official just yet, the belief is that WWE will be announcing the location of Wrestlemania 33 before the end of the week. Initially, Vince McMahon was hoping to host his yearly event at the new stadium being built by the Minnesota Vikings. However, that deal could not be finalized. Reports have surfaced that World Wrestling Entertainment has reached an agreement to do the show at the Citrus Bowl in Florida.
March 2, 2016
According to Sean Waltman, who made an appearance on the Jim Ross podcast interview show this week, Triple H had to fight tooth and nails with Vince McMahon so that his character could take a beating from Roman Reigns on the Monday Night Raw after the former Shield member captured the WWE Heavyweight Championship. McMahon apparently didn't want that to happen, but HHH knew that it would turn the audience around.
February 12, 2016
Everyone knows that WWE views it as a priority to generate as high of a subscribers count as they possibly can for the Network. The goal for Vince McMahon was to at least reach the 1.5 million mark by now. Unfortunately for World Wrestling Entertainment, the company isn't quite there yet. Right now, the latest subscribers count is sitting at 1.22 million. For the quarter, the highest that they've reached was 1.24 million.
February 11, 2016
It is no secret that television ratings have been in a decline for WWE over the years. When asked about that recently, Vince McMahon downplayed its importance. He stated that other television shows on the USA Network are seeing similar declines, some having larger declines than Monday Night Raw. McMahon also stated that times have changed, as a lot of people are no longer watching television like they used to because we are now in a digital age.
February 11, 2016