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
The business relationship with NBC has improved tremendously for WWE. The network was able to convince a big brand such as Coca Cola to sponsor an upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw that will be heavily built around the Slammy Awards. Vince McMahon and company have struggled over the years to lure in big advertisers.
December 12, 2015
For the longest time, Jerry Jarrett swore that he would never return to professional wrestling. The man who helped start TNA has had a change of heart. Jarrett has announced that he was making a triumphant return to the industry. However, he has not provided details on which promotion it will be with. Jarrett is such a trusted figure in the business that Vince McMahon once tapped him as a replacement in case McMahon was sent to jail.
November 2, 2015
The latest victim of the Jim Cornette wrath is none other than Vince McMahon. The legendary manager stated that the only reason why McMahon has been making up with former performers who have crossed him is because he wants to feed his own ego. It has nothing to do with trying to do what is best for business. Cornette claims that McMahon simply wants to prove that his money can buy anyone back.
October 17, 2015
When he found out that TMZ was going to posting a controversial video on him, Hulk Hogan immediately called WWE to inform them of the situation. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that Vince McMahon never even bothered to talk to him during the entire ordeal. Hogan stated that Triple H was the one that kept in touch with him. HHH was also the one that gave Hogan the bad news about their business separation.
September 15, 2015
In a sign that she is not one of the brightest business minds in the industry, Chyna is now said to be begging for an opportunity to meet with Vince McMahon and Triple H, so that she can get back on good terms with WWE. This comes after she spent a couple of weeks making allegations towards those that are working within the company.
June 22, 2015
TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
It is no secret that Total Divas has become quite a bit for WWE and the E! Network. The business relationship has worked out well for all involved. After doing some extensive market research, the decision has been made to move the series from Sunday night to Tuesday night. Some of the network executives feel that it would produce even higher ratings on that day. Vince McMahon also does not like it competing with his pay per view events.
May 21, 2015
From the moment that Dixie Carter revealed the big secret meeting earlier today, fans have been speculating like crazy on what Steve Austin has planned. The belief is that the two of them discussed business, which means that the former world heavyweight champion might be heading to TNA. That would be a tremendous boost to the promotion to have a legend like him on board. It would also be a great way to stick it to Vince McMahon.
April 29, 2015