Back in 1984, Vince McMahon asked Bob Backlund to turn heel, even though Backlund was doing the All American Boy gimmick. Backlund refused to go along with the plans because he was concerned about his six year old daughter at the time. Backlund had heard from other wrestlers that their kids would have issues at school because other kids thought that their parents were really bad people.
October 29, 2015
There is some concern backstage in WWE over the return of Monday Night Football next week. The NFL has historically drawn away a good portion of professional wrestling fans when it returns to the air every fall. Wrestlers are said to be worried about the situation because Vince McMahon is not too worried about it. Nothing special is being planned to pique the interest of the audience.
September 8, 2015
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
While the company will never come out and admit it, WWE is letting upcoming wrestlers know that they will lose an opportunity to be signed if they decide to go through TNA or ROH first. Vince McMahon wants new talent to not be associated with either of those companies. Big name veterans are the exception, of course.
June 11, 2015
The world is about to see if Dwayne Johnson can be a better producer and promoter than Vince McMahon. An official announcement has been jointly made by Seven Bucks Productions and Spike TV, and it states that Johnson and his team will be producing a show to entertain the troops that are overseas. It is called Rock the Troops, and it will be similar to Tribute to the Troops, except that instead of professional wrestlers, you get other celebrities.
June 7, 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
Even though he still has several years remaining as an in ring performer, Finn Balor is already looking ahead to life after the ring. He revealed that he would love to work in the front office for WWE after he retires as an active wrestler. Balor even mentioned that it would be nice to become the right hand man for Triple H, who might be in charge of the entire company a decade from now. Vince McMahon isn't leaving anytime soon, though.
May 1, 2015
Since Vince McMahon is highly aggravated with how long the hall of fame induction ceremony has been running over the past couple of years, everyone in WWE has been trying to figure out ways to resolve that issue. One of the ideas being tossed around backstage is to induct fewer wrestlers each year. The feeling is that if they took away one or two inductees from the yearly class, it would prevent the show from going on for four hours.
April 16, 2015
An apparel website that works with wrestlers has reportedly been sent a cease and desist letter from WWE earlier this month. The two shirts in questions were designed for Steve Austin. As many of you already know, there have been rumors floating around of backstage heat between Austin and Vince McMahon. The belief is that the company is purposely doing this as a way of getting back at him for skipping out on Wrestlemania.
April 16, 2015
Vince McMahon has not been pleased with how the hall of fame ceremony has been doing over the last couple of years. His main source of discord is the fact that these shows are running way longer than expected. Wrestlers have a tendency to ramble on because some view it as their last moment in the spotlight. McMahon has instructed the front office in WWE to come up with a plan to prevent that from happening again next year.
April 12, 2015