Since he worked backstage in WWE for years, Bruce Prichard has a million stories that wrestling fans would love to hear. He shared one recently. Prichard stated that Vince McMahon did not initially want to sign the Undertaker when he was a free agent. McMahon felt that he looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler. Plus, the Phenom was coming off of a really bad match in WCW against Lex Luger.
August 19, 2015
When Destination America picked up both TNA and ROH, the belief was that they wanted to be a hot spot for professional wrestling fans. Now, they want even more. Rumors have surfaced that the network met with WWE to discuss the possibility of picking up one of their tertiary shows. Vince McMahon plans on keeping Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on the USA Network.
August 5, 2015
While some fans are emotionally acting out against WWE for being so quick to fire Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, who happens to be a good friend of Hogan, defended Vince McMahon for his decision. He mentioned that a publicly traded company has to be sensitive towards their fans, investors, advertisers, board members, mainstream media and others. It was a necessary move to make.
July 30, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that there is a major difference of opinions backstage on how Seth Rollins should be booked as a heel champion. Triple H wants to keep going the old school route by having Rollins be a cowardly champion, much like how Ric Flair used to be. Vince McMahon, however, wants Rollins to be booked as a stronger champion with more credibility with the fans.
July 20, 2015
In a sign of how much stock the company is putting into Tough Enough, Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were down in Florida to oversee the show instead of running Monday Night Raw like they routinely do. That meant that Triple H was left in charge of the episode. Most fans did not even notice the difference, so HHH proved that he can stick to the formula really well.
June 23, 2015
Apparently, Vince McMahon is reportedly not too pleased with how things ended when Steve Austin interviewed Paul Heyman on his podcast show. McMahon was upset because the two of them were generating hype for a Wrestlemania match that would not be happening. He feels fans will be disappointed if the actual main event does not live up to a potential match between Austin and Lesnar.
June 10, 2015
Apparently, there are a ton of wrestling fans who think that they have what it takes to become a star in WWE. The company has now revealed that they have received audition tapes from 113 different countries. Some of the videos have been uploaded to YouTube, and they have already received more than 2 million views collectively. That should please Vince McMahon quite a bit because he can tout those numbers during the next conference call.
May 7, 2015
While his vision is being questioned by the internet wrestling community, one thing that Vince McMahon can definitely see clearly is the fact that fan interest in his product has sunk to the lowest point that it has been at since 2015 started. The latest episode of Monday Night Raw drew the least amount of viewers since the final episode of 2014. Hopefully, something like this will encourage WWE to try new things that might draw back their fans.
May 5, 2015
The internet wrestling community has been going crazy with speculations after reports surfaced that Vince McMahon was going blind. It piques the interest because fans have long wondered about what WWE will be like once the CEO steps away. The source of the information, however, comes from an individual who attended the show and posted what he saw on a social media site. No other person has confirmed or reported such a thing.
May 5, 2015
Since the promotion is quite effective in inflating the number of subscribers, the WWE Network will be available for free in May. This is the first time that management has opted to do it in consecutive months (April was free as well). That means that fans will be able to watch Payback for free. Vince McMahon is hoping that the move will enable them to finally break the 1.5 million mark, which would then be flaunted at potential investors.
April 30, 2015