History Awesome / VinceMcMahon

10th Oct '16 10:48:22 AM DiligentSparrow
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* The sheer amount of punishment he's taken over the years, for the sake of making entertaining product. Keep in mind, Vince has been punched, kicked, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TripleH Pedigreed,]] nut shot, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stunned,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Kane chokeslammed,]] hit with every foreign object under the sun (including a chair shot by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/MickFoley?from=Main.MickFoley Mick Foley]] that, according to him, knocked two of Vince's teeth caps out), busted open, had broken bones, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock Bottomed,]] put through tables, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/ShawnMichaels superkicked,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DGenerationX?from=Main.DGenerationX covered in poop,]] been ground into the sides of Hell in a Cell, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/RomanReigns Superman punched,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheUndertaker chokeslammed again,]] and had his face shoved into [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Rikishi another man's]] ass. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheBigShow TWICE.]] And that's probably not even half the list. No one else who owns a million dollar company would even CONSIDER putting up with that, yet Vince has nary a hesitation to let those things happen to him.

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* The sheer amount of punishment he's taken over the years, for the sake of making entertaining product. Keep in mind, Vince has been punched, kicked, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TripleH Pedigreed,]] nut shot, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stunned,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Kane chokeslammed,]] hit with every foreign object under the sun (including a chair shot by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/MickFoley?from=Main.MickFoley Mick Foley]] that, according to him, knocked two of Vince's teeth caps out), busted open, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/BrockLesnar F5'd,]] had broken bones, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock Bottomed,]] put through tables, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/ShawnMichaels superkicked,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DGenerationX?from=Main.DGenerationX covered in poop,]] been ground into the sides of Hell in a Cell, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/RomanReigns Superman punched,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheUndertaker chokeslammed again,]] and had his face shoved into [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Rikishi another man's]] ass. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheBigShow TWICE.]] And that's probably not even half the list. No one else who owns a million dollar company would even CONSIDER putting up with that, yet Vince has nary a hesitation to let those things happen to him.
4th Oct '16 3:43:53 PM DiligentSparrow
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* The sheer amount of punishment he's taken over the years, for the sake of making entertaining product. Keep in mind, Vince has been punched, kicked, Pedigreed, nut shot, Stunned, hit with every foreign object under the sun (including a chair shot by Mick Foley that, according to him, knocked two of Vince's teeth caps out), busted open, Rock Bottomed, put through tables, superkicked, covered in poop, been ground into the sides of Hell in a Cell, Superman punched, chokeslammed, and had his face shoved into another man's ass. TWICE. No one else who owns a million dollar company would even CONSIDER putting up with that, yet Vince has nary a hesitation to let those things happen to him.
** In Foley's book "Have A Nice Day!", no less than TERRY FUNK pointed this out.

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* The sheer amount of punishment he's taken over the years, for the sake of making entertaining product. Keep in mind, Vince has been punched, kicked, Pedigreed, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TripleH Pedigreed,]] nut shot, Stunned, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stunned,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Kane chokeslammed,]] hit with every foreign object under the sun (including a chair shot by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/MickFoley?from=Main.MickFoley Mick Foley Foley]] that, according to him, knocked two of Vince's teeth caps out), busted open, had broken bones, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock Bottomed, Bottomed,]] put through tables, superkicked, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/ShawnMichaels superkicked,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/DGenerationX?from=Main.DGenerationX covered in poop, poop,]] been ground into the sides of Hell in a Cell, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/RomanReigns Superman punched, chokeslammed, punched,]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheUndertaker chokeslammed again,]] and had his face shoved into [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/Rikishi another man's man's]] ass. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TheBigShow TWICE.]] And that's probably not even half the list. No one else who owns a million dollar company would even CONSIDER putting up with that, yet Vince has nary a hesitation to let those things happen to him.
** In Foley's book "Have A Nice Day!", no less than [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TerryFunk TERRY FUNK FUNK]] pointed this out.
4th Oct '16 3:29:40 PM DiligentSparrow
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* Any time Vince goes into a match that ''doesn't'' end up a CurbStompBattle. His matches with Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/CMPunk were believably even handed. Even those he does get the worse of it, you have to admire his persistence (especially since most of the time he booked those matches himself).

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* Any time Vince goes into a match that ''doesn't'' end up a CurbStompBattle. His matches with Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/CMPunk were believably even handed. Even those he does get the worse of it, you have to admire his persistence (especially since most of the time he booked those matches himself).himself).
* The sheer amount of punishment he's taken over the years, for the sake of making entertaining product. Keep in mind, Vince has been punched, kicked, Pedigreed, nut shot, Stunned, hit with every foreign object under the sun (including a chair shot by Mick Foley that, according to him, knocked two of Vince's teeth caps out), busted open, Rock Bottomed, put through tables, superkicked, covered in poop, been ground into the sides of Hell in a Cell, Superman punched, chokeslammed, and had his face shoved into another man's ass. TWICE. No one else who owns a million dollar company would even CONSIDER putting up with that, yet Vince has nary a hesitation to let those things happen to him.
** In Foley's book "Have A Nice Day!", no less than TERRY FUNK pointed this out.
22nd Dec '15 5:20:48 PM Gimere
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* Appearing at the very last telecast of WCW Monday Nitro, where he announced the purchase of WCW. Whether you like him or not; after [[MondayNightWars all]] he's gone through from 1995 to 2001, it was probably satisfying for him to have finally reached his goal.
* Black Saturday in 1985 where Vince bought Georgia Championship Wrestling and it's time on WTBS was a disaster. The traditional Southern fans hated the WWE's product, and the fact that Vince only bothered to provide ClipShows didn't help. However, his recovery qualifies as a real-life CMOA. Vince negotiated his way out of the contract and then sold the timeslot back to Jim Crockett Promotions for one million dollars, money which he used to fund Wrestlemania 1. So in summary, Vince stole a timeslot out from under his biggest rival, sold it back at a huge markup, and that aforementioned rival ending up essentially paying for a successful and profitable PPV that made Vince even more money.
* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCPpQcca6Y Kurt Angle]] in 2004, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.
* The way he grew up in a trailer park with an abusive step-father. He also had dyslexia. Comparing what he's achieved with his background, he's nothing short of TheDeterminator personified.
* Yeah, it did involve [[MontrealScrewJob irreparably damaging]] the career of BretHart, but you almost have to admire the cojones it takes to take something that was nothing short of a disaster for the business (revealing that everything is rigged, and that you literally just screwed a company man on live television) and turn it into a massive, ''massive'' boon via the invention of the Mr. McMahon-Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its finest.

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* Appearing at the very last telecast of WCW Monday Nitro, where he announced the purchase of WCW. Whether you like him or not; after [[MondayNightWars [[Wrestling/MondayNightWars all]] he's gone through from 1995 to 2001, it was probably satisfying for him to have finally reached his goal.
* Black Saturday in 1985 where Vince bought Georgia Championship Wrestling and it's time on WTBS was a disaster. The traditional Southern fans hated the WWE's product, and the fact that Vince only bothered to provide ClipShows {{Clip Show}}s didn't help. However, his recovery qualifies as a real-life CMOA. Vince negotiated his way out of the contract and then sold the timeslot back to Jim Crockett Promotions for one million dollars, money which he used to fund Wrestlemania 1.the first Wrestling/WrestleMania. So in summary, Vince stole a timeslot out from under his biggest rival, sold it back at a huge markup, and that aforementioned rival ending up essentially paying for a successful and profitable PPV that made Vince even more money.
* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCPpQcca6Y Kurt Angle]] in 2004, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.
''intensely'' satisfying.
* The way he grew up in a trailer park with an abusive step-father. He also had dyslexia. Comparing what he's achieved with his background, he's nothing short of TheDeterminator {{Determinator}} personified.
* Yeah, it did involve [[MontrealScrewJob [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob irreparably damaging]] the career of BretHart, Wrestling/BretHart, but you almost have to admire the cojones it takes to take something that was nothing short of a disaster for the business (revealing that everything is rigged, and that you literally just screwed a company man on live television) and turn it into a massive, ''massive'' boon via the invention of the Mr. McMahon-Stone [=McMahon=]-Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its finest.



* Any time Vince goes into a match that ''doesn't'' end up a CurbstompBattle. His matches with Ric Flair and CMPunk were believably even handed. Even those he does get the worse of it, you have to admire his persistence (especially since most of the time he booked those matches himself).

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* Any time Vince goes into a match that ''doesn't'' end up a CurbstompBattle. CurbStompBattle. His matches with Ric Flair Wrestling/RicFlair and CMPunk Wrestling/CMPunk were believably even handed. Even those he does get the worse of it, you have to admire his persistence (especially since most of the time he booked those matches himself).
27th Jun '15 3:49:55 AM Psi001
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** It helps that Bret Hart and Vince made amends mid-2005 and Vince admitted in the ''Bret "Hit Man" Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be'' DVD that the Montreal Screwjob was kind of a dickish move and showed some regret in doing it.

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** It helps that Bret Hart and Vince made amends mid-2005 and Vince admitted in the ''Bret "Hit Man" Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be'' DVD that the Montreal Screwjob was kind of a dickish move and showed some regret in doing it.it.
* Any time Vince goes into a match that ''doesn't'' end up a CurbstompBattle. His matches with Ric Flair and CMPunk were believably even handed. Even those he does get the worse of it, you have to admire his persistence (especially since most of the time he booked those matches himself).
30th Jan '15 8:43:45 PM cernex
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* Yeah, it did involve [[MontrealScrewJob irreparably damaging]] the career of BretHart, but you almost have to admire the cojones it takes to take something that was nothing short of a disaster for the business (revealing that everything is rigged, and that you literally just screwed a company man on live television) and turn it into a massive, ''massive'' boon via the invention of the Mr. McMahon-Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its finest.

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* Yeah, it did involve [[MontrealScrewJob irreparably damaging]] the career of BretHart, but you almost have to admire the cojones it takes to take something that was nothing short of a disaster for the business (revealing that everything is rigged, and that you literally just screwed a company man on live television) and turn it into a massive, ''massive'' boon via the invention of the Mr. McMahon-Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its finest.finest.
** It helps that Bret Hart and Vince made amends mid-2005 and Vince admitted in the ''Bret "Hit Man" Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be'' DVD that the Montreal Screwjob was kind of a dickish move and showed some regret in doing it.
8th Jan '15 10:18:51 AM TheFightingIrishman
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* The way he grew up in a trailer park with an abusive step-father. He also had dyslexia. Comparing what he's achieved with his background, he's nothing short of TheDeterminator personified.

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* The way he grew up in a trailer park with an abusive step-father. He also had dyslexia. Comparing what he's achieved with his background, he's nothing short of TheDeterminator personified.personified.
* Yeah, it did involve [[MontrealScrewJob irreparably damaging]] the career of BretHart, but you almost have to admire the cojones it takes to take something that was nothing short of a disaster for the business (revealing that everything is rigged, and that you literally just screwed a company man on live television) and turn it into a massive, ''massive'' boon via the invention of the Mr. McMahon-Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its finest.
3rd Sep '14 12:20:44 AM Drcynic24
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* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCPpQcca6Y Kurt Angle]] in 2004, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.

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* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCPpQcca6Y Kurt Angle]] in 2004, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.satisfying''.
* The way he grew up in a trailer park with an abusive step-father. He also had dyslexia. Comparing what he's achieved with his background, he's nothing short of TheDeterminator personified.
23rd Jun '14 8:39:08 AM Kitch
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* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.

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* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCPpQcca6Y Kurt Angle]] in 2004, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.
23rd Jun '14 8:38:00 AM Kitch
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* Black Saturday in 1985 where Vince bought Georgia Championship Wrestling and it's time on WTBS was a disaster. The traditional Southern fans hated the WWE's product, and the fact that Vince only bothered to provide ClipShows didn't help. However, his recovery qualifies as a real-life CMOA. Vince negotiated his way out of the contract and then sold the timeslot back to Jim Crockett Promotions for one million dollars, money which he used to fund Wrestlemania 1. So in summary, Vince stole a timeslot out from under his biggest rival, sold it back at a huge markup, and that aforementioned rival ending up essentially paying for a successful and profitable PPV that made Vince even more money.

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* Black Saturday in 1985 where Vince bought Georgia Championship Wrestling and it's time on WTBS was a disaster. The traditional Southern fans hated the WWE's product, and the fact that Vince only bothered to provide ClipShows didn't help. However, his recovery qualifies as a real-life CMOA. Vince negotiated his way out of the contract and then sold the timeslot back to Jim Crockett Promotions for one million dollars, money which he used to fund Wrestlemania 1. So in summary, Vince stole a timeslot out from under his biggest rival, sold it back at a huge markup, and that aforementioned rival ending up essentially paying for a successful and profitable PPV that made Vince even more money.money.
* When Mr. [=McMahon=] fires somebody as a face (see: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymkd6WGxLY Paul Heyman]] in 2001, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FnCjJl014 Eric Bischoff]] in 2005, or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVE4CisVtE John Laurinaitis]] in 2012), it can be ''intensely satisfying''.
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