As they should, Vince McMahon and WWE proudly boasted that they generated $139 million in economic impact for Santa Clara by doing Wrestlemania there. The belief is that those numbers could possibly be higher when the show takes place in Dallas next year. The city is within driving distance of several other major cities such as Oklahoma City, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans, St Louis and Albuquerque.
November 8, 2015
Even though fans complain about the product being not as good as it used to be, Vince McMahon can still make a big boast every year. He can say that Wrestlemania generates a lot of money. WWE announced today that they were able to generate $139 million in economic impact for Santa Clara because they chose to host their biggest pay per view of the year in that city.
November 4, 2015
When the Minnesota Vikings announced that they were building a new state of the art stadium, the assumption was that they would eventually get a Wrestlemania some day. Vince McMahon loves being placed in new environment. Well, it looks like it might be the case, as the person in charge of the new stadium used to work for WWE as the guy in charge of live events.
August 19, 2015
During his latest podcast interview show, Ric Flair revealed that the reason why he never got to work a big Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan was because the latter was having issues with Vince McMahon. Hogan wanted to venture off into Hollywood, but McMahon did not want to lose his biggest star. McMahon then opted to not give Hogan the big money feud with Flair.
August 17, 2015
Back at Wrestlemania 15, The Rock worked the main event against Steve Austin. Well, he recently revealed that the match almost never happened because of backstage politics. Apparently, several of the veterans were against the fact that someone so young was ahead of them on the card. They tried lobbying to Vince McMahon, but it did not work because he wanted that main event to happen.
August 10, 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
Last time we saw Tatsumi Fujinami was when he flew to the United States to be inducted into the hall of fame during Wrestlemania weekend. His next appearance from WWE will require a lot less travel. The legendary New Japan star is scheduled to make an appearance at the pay per view that Vince McMahon is running in Tokyo next month. Fujinami will more than likely be featured in some sort of segment with Hideo Itami.
June 8, 2015
In a sign that Vince McMahon is stepping a bit away from his job as the CEO of WWE, Finn Balor revealed that he finally got a chance to meet the boss at the NXT live event that took place during Wrestlemania weekend. In the past, McMahon personally meets with every wrestler that he signs to a contract. This means that Triple H was the one that did the meeting and the negotiations. The changing of the guard is definitely happening.
May 20, 2015
While accepting a hall of fame induction in Chicago, Vince McMahon was asked if WWE would ever bring Wrestlemania back to the city. Ever the public relations master, McMahon stated that the idea has not been ruled out. He noted that the company has no qualms with doing the pay per view in a colder environment, citing the latest one in New York as an example. When asked if he was tired of the CM Punk chants, McMahon wisely said he was not.
May 14, 2015
For the longest time, the internet wrestling community had been yearning for the return of the King of the Ring, as it was one of the most popular gimmicks that WWE has ever done. It finally made a return this year, and Vince McMahon needed a lot of convincing before giving it the green light. It has now been revealed that he actually hates tournament. The belief is that Wrestlemania 4 did one and produced lackluster numbers.
May 8, 2015