History Wrestling / VinceMcMahon

25th Mar '17 6:15:59 PM ultimomant
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** Shown in his 2012 match with CM Punk. Not only did he not mind taking some nasty shots, he came close to ''winning'' without outside interference to the point that Punk tried to ''run away''.

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** Shown in One of his hallmark moments had to have been his sudden reappearance in the 2012 match Cena/Punk feud. Long story short, Vince challenged Punk to a fight and went toe-to-toe with CM Punk.him at the end of the episode. This was crazy awesome in kayfabe as Vince is nearing 70 and Punk was the WWE Champion at the time, but a look at the background info will show that Vince decided on about six days' notice to appear on RAW in person and carry out this storyline in an attempt to boost ratings after one of the worst Mondays in WWE's recent history. In other words, '''a 67-year-old multimillionaire CEO threw himself into an on-screen brawl''' (some of the spots included Vince ''leaping over'' an announce table as well as Vince and Punk beating the crap out of each other with [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter kendo sticks]]) '''for the sole purpose of getting people to watch his TV show.''' Now ''that's'' dedication. Not only did he not mind taking some nasty shots, he came close to ''winning'' without outside interference to the point that Punk tried to ''run away''.



** One of his hallmark moments had to have been his sudden reappearance in the latest Cena/Punk feud. Long story short, Vince challenged Punk to a fight and went toe-to-toe with him at the end of the episode. This was crazy awesome in kayfabe as Vince is nearing 70 and Punk was the WWE Champion at the time, but a look at the background info will show that Vince decided on about six days' notice to appear on RAW in person and carry out this storyline in an attempt to boost ratings after one of the worst Mondays in WWE's recent history. In other words, '''a 67-year-old multimillionaire CEO threw himself into an on-screen brawl''' (some of the spots included Vince ''leaping over'' an announce table as well as Vince and Punk beating the crap out of each other with [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter kendo sticks]]) '''for the sole purpose of getting people to watch his TV show.''' Now ''that's'' dedication.



* DirtyOldMan: His affairs with Wrestling/TrishStratus and [[Characters/WWEDivas Candice Michelle]] are only the most famous; who ''knows'' just how many he's had?

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* DirtyOldMan: His affairs with Wrestling/TrishStratus and [[Characters/WWEDivas Candice Michelle]] Wrestling/CandiceMichelle are only the most famous; who ''knows'' just how many he's had?
21st Feb '17 2:02:27 PM JamesAustin
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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod:
** Vince once started his own religion called "[[ParodyReligion [=McMahonism=]]]" and compared himself to God during a promo he cut while inside a church.
** He did this earlier in the 1990s, but that only lasted for one show

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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod:
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AnswersToTheNameOfGod: Vince once started his own religion called "[[ParodyReligion [=McMahonism=]]]" McMahonism]]" and compared himself to God during a promo he cut while inside a church.
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church. He did this earlier in the 1990s, but that only lasted for one showshow.



** [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stone Cold" Steve Austin]], [[Wrestling/DGenerationX [=DeGeneration=] X]] from 2006 onwards, and anyone who dares to "cross the boss."

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** [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stone Cold" Steve Austin]], [[Wrestling/DGenerationX [=DeGeneration=] X]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, Wrestling/DGenerationX from 2006 onwards, and anyone who dares to "cross the boss."
21st Feb '17 2:01:46 PM JamesAustin
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!!!Vince didn't screw TV Tropes. TV Tropes screwed TV Tropes.

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!!!Vince !!"Vince didn't screw TV Tropes. TV Tropes screwed TV Tropes.
Tropes.":
1st Feb '17 1:54:32 PM Briguy52748
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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Throughout the 80's and more than half of the 90's he was well known to the [=WWF=] audience....as [[http://caq.fr/actualite/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/roddy-piper-vince-mcmahon.jpg one of the ringside commentators.]] Not many fans knew that he was actually the Boss.

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Throughout the 80's 1970s, 1980s and more than half of the 90's 1990s he was well known to the [=WWF=] audience....as [[http://caq.fr/actualite/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/roddy-piper-vince-mcmahon.jpg one of the ringside commentators.]] Not many fans knew that he was actually the Boss.
1st Feb '17 1:44:38 PM Briguy52748
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* FaceHeelTurn: Vince used the Montreal Screwjob to turn himself into the BigBad of his own company.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Vince used the Montreal Screwjob Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob to turn himself into the BigBad of his own company.company. The turn itself was very slowly building over a year's time, beginning with seemingly small conflicts and frustrations voiced by his wrestlers, starting with Wrestling/JimRoss and Wrestling/BretHart delivering anti-[=McMahon=] promos during the fall of 1996; these were characterized in a way that fans were able to laugh these off. However, more subtle hints were dropped in 1997 during subsequent conflicts between [=McMahon=] and Hart, and after [=McMahon=] was attacked for the first time by a man who would become his nemesis for the next several years: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. During his last several weeks as lead play-by-play announcer in the fall of 1997, [=McMahon=]'s formerly babyface commentary style began a slow tweener-to-heel-leaning shift, and the transformation was complete the night after the Montreal Screwjob, when [=McMahon=] delivered his famous "Bret screwed Bret" promo.



* FreudianExcuse: Averted. The aforementioned abusive childhood of Vince is never brought up in storylines when he's a heel. Also inverted as he's this to his family and numerous others

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* FreudianExcuse: Averted. The aforementioned abusive childhood of Vince is never brought up in storylines when he's a heel. Also inverted as he's this to his family and numerous othersothers.
5th Nov '16 12:28:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [=McMahon=] was especially good at these, particularly when he was perfecting the "Mr. [=McMahon=]" character in the spring of 1998, berating faces and heels alike with no shame or guilt, as though he were still proud to look at himself in the mirror every morning. One of his best was one he did with Wrestling/MickFoley on the June 1, 1998 edition of MondayNightRaw. Foley had tried unsuccessfully, as [=McMahon=]'s hired gun, to defeat Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, the most recently a day earlier at "Over the Edge." [=McMahon=] publicly called Foley an embarrassment to his company, friends and family, and tough-talking coward -- at one point, Foley was ready to slug [=McMahon=] with a steel chair, but backed off as [=McMahon=] told him that he would revoke various trust funds for his children and parents and drive him to ruin. After several more minutes of calling Foley a miserable failure, he fired him, by which time Foley had collapsed into tears.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [=McMahon=] was especially good at these, particularly when he was perfecting the "Mr. [=McMahon=]" character in the spring of 1998, berating faces and heels alike with no shame or guilt, as though he were still proud to look at himself in the mirror every morning. One of his best was one he did with Wrestling/MickFoley on the June 1, 1998 edition of MondayNightRaw.Wrestling/MondayNightRaw. Foley had tried unsuccessfully, as [=McMahon=]'s hired gun, to defeat Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, the most recently a day earlier at "Over the Edge." [=McMahon=] publicly called Foley an embarrassment to his company, friends and family, and tough-talking coward -- at one point, Foley was ready to slug [=McMahon=] with a steel chair, but backed off as [=McMahon=] told him that he would revoke various trust funds for his children and parents and drive him to ruin. After several more minutes of calling Foley a miserable failure, he fired him, by which time Foley had collapsed into tears.
23rd Oct '16 8:32:05 PM KingClark
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23rd Oct '16 8:31:49 PM KingClark
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** The storyline where he "sold" Raw to Donald Trump was supposed to last considerably longer than it did(a week). It was cut early due to stockholders who didn't understand Kayfabe panicking and the price of WWE stock dropping. According to some reports, similar reasons may have killed the "faked death" storyline as well, even if not for the above-mentioned reasons.

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** The storyline where he "sold" Raw to Donald Trump was supposed to last considerably longer than it did(a did (a week). It was cut early due to stockholders who didn't understand Kayfabe panicking and the price of WWE stock dropping. According to some reports, similar reasons may have killed the "faked death" storyline as well, even if not for the above-mentioned reasons.



* VillainousIncest: {{Defied| trope}}. Vince intended on doing this angle with his daughter Stephanie, but she declined. He had an incest storyline set up for Paul Burchill and [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Katie Lea]], who were lovers in OVW and put back together in WWE with the same antics but the slight change that they were now related but the switch to PG across the board stopped the implications from being taken all the way. [[Wrestling/MarkHenry Sexual Chocolate]] was in an incest storyline but was treated it like a past crime he was trying to atone for so he was not a villain.

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* VillainousIncest: {{Defied| trope}}.{{Defied|Trope}}. Vince intended on doing this angle with his daughter Stephanie, but she declined. He had an incest storyline set up for Paul Burchill and [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Katie Lea]], who were lovers in OVW and put back together in WWE with the same antics but the slight change that they were now related but the switch to PG across the board stopped the implications from being taken all the way. [[Wrestling/MarkHenry Sexual Chocolate]] was in an incest storyline but was treated it like a past crime he was trying to atone for so he was not a villain.
6th Oct '16 2:58:58 PM KingClark
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* GodIsEvil: A non-God example. Since Vince is the owner of the company WWE he's pretty much responsible for WWE and everything involved in it(especially in RealLife in which he has the final say in everything that happens, including what happens InUniverse), and since he's the onscreen EvilOverlord, he's the closest to this trope that anyone is going to get in pro wrestling. Vince has [[AGodAmI lampshaded this]] frequently.

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* GodIsEvil: A non-God example. Since Vince is the owner of the company WWE he's pretty much responsible for WWE and everything involved in it(especially it (especially in RealLife in which he has the final say in everything that happens, including what happens InUniverse), and since he's the onscreen EvilOverlord, he's the closest to this trope that anyone is going to get in pro wrestling. Vince has [[AGodAmI lampshaded this]] frequently.
5th Oct '16 12:06:28 PM JamesAustin
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'''Vincent Kennedy [=McMahon=], Jr.''' is a third generation wrestling promoter, chairman and CEO of Wrestling/{{WWE}} and patriarch of the [=McMahon=] WrestlingFamily. He is also the man who revolutionized professional wrestling forever by taking the World Wrestling Federation and turning it from a regional territory into a mainstream national promotion in the mid-1980s, where it enjoyed massive success and eventually turned into the multi-billion dollar empire we now know as World Wrestling Entertainment.

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'''Vincent Vincent Kennedy "Vince" [=McMahon=], Jr.''' Jr. (born August 24, 1945) is a third generation wrestling promoter, chairman and CEO of Wrestling/{{WWE}} and patriarch of the [=McMahon=] WrestlingFamily. He is also the man who revolutionized professional wrestling forever by taking the World Wrestling Federation and turning it from a regional territory into a mainstream national promotion in the mid-1980s, where it enjoyed massive success and eventually turned into the multi-billion dollar empire we now know as World Wrestling Entertainment.



* BestServedCold:
** Vince has the elaborate vengeance plans of a 10-year-old.
** WCW ''Night of the Champions''. Was there really ever any doubt? Everyone knows Vince stood by helplessly for 84 weeks as Wrestling/EricBischoff steamrolled him in the ratings, jeering and mocking him all the while. Vince ''could'' have taken the high road and let the promotion have its final day in the sun before The Great Changeover. Instead, he proceeded to make himself and Shane the focal point of ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', turning what could have been Flair and Sting riding off in glory and turning it into one big [=McMahon=] love-fest / PPV ad. Not that Eric wouldn't have done the same, and worse.
-->'''Wrestling/BobHolly''': Everybody backstage thought, 'We're going to have way too many guys now...' We were worried that we would get lost in the shuffle but we weren't job-scared. The guys who were job-scared were the ones who had walked out on Vince to go to WCW.

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* BestServedCold:
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BestServedCold: Vince has the elaborate vengeance plans of a 10-year-old.
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10-year-old. Case in point: WCW ''Night of the Champions''. Was there really ever any doubt? Everyone knows Vince stood by helplessly for 84 weeks as Wrestling/EricBischoff steamrolled him in the ratings, jeering and mocking him all the while. Vince ''could'' have taken the high road and let the promotion have its final day in the sun before The Great Changeover.the great vhangeover. Instead, he proceeded to make himself and Shane the focal point of ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', turning what could have been Flair and Sting riding off in glory and turning it into one big [=McMahon=] love-fest / PPV ad. Not that Eric wouldn't have done the same, and worse.
-->'''Wrestling/BobHolly''': -->'''Wrestling/BobHolly:''' Everybody backstage thought, 'We're going to have way too many guys now...' We were worried that we would get lost in the shuffle but we weren't job-scared. The guys who were job-scared were the ones who had walked out on Vince to go to WCW.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Vince was horrified to see that BrockLesnar tossed Zack Gowen, one-legged wrestler, down a set of stairs. Vince pleaded with Brock not to do it, without success.
** He was also aghast when [[KevinNash Diesel]] used Mad Dog Vachon's prosthetic leg as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFyCQlbO7VA weapon]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Vince was horrified to see that BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar tossed Zack Gowen, one-legged wrestler, down a set of stairs. Vince pleaded with Brock not to do it, without success.
** He was also aghast when [[KevinNash [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]] used Mad Dog Vachon's prosthetic leg as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFyCQlbO7VA weapon]].
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