History Wrestling / VinceMcMahon

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]].
15th Sep '16 6:59:25 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The infamous MontrealScrewjob became a WorkedShoot, where Vince took the '''massive''' amount of heat he got for calling the match early and parlayed it [[CorruptCorporateExecutive into a complete character]].
29th Jul '16 3:55:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]EpicFail: Vince tries to pull a screwjob on CM Punk to keep him from walking out of Chicago with the WWE Title�but all it does is distract John Cena, who had Punk locked in an STF for the second time in the match and thus likely ''poised to tap'', and instead let Punk win the title. Then Vince goes on the fricking headset and [[CallingYourAttacks calls for]] Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, ''right in front of Punk'', to [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase that he won that night on Punk to take the WWE title]]. Naturally, the only guy other than [=Edge=] who's [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy actually cashed in on people twice]] would see this coming, dispatch Del Rio with a swift roundhouse kick, blow Vince a goodbye kiss on the guardrail, and run off into the throng of cheering Chicagoans with Vince's most precious title belt.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]EpicFail: Vince tries to pull a screwjob on CM Punk to keep him from walking out of Chicago with the WWE Title�but all it does is distract John Cena, who had Punk locked in an STF for the second time in the match and thus likely ''poised to tap'', and instead let Punk win the title. Then Vince goes on the fricking headset and [[CallingYourAttacks calls for]] Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, ''right in front of Punk'', to [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase that he won that night on Punk to take the WWE title]]. Naturally, the only guy other than [=Edge=] who's [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy actually cashed in on people twice]] twice would see this coming, dispatch Del Rio with a swift roundhouse kick, blow Vince a goodbye kiss on the guardrail, and run off into the throng of cheering Chicagoans with Vince's most precious title belt.
24th Jul '16 11:10:17 AM nombretomado
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** He faked his own death in 2007 with the infamous limo explosion. This was quickly dropped for [[ChrisBenoit good]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot reason]], as it would have been in very bad taste to continue the arc. The explosion ended up on the OMG! DVD though.

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** He faked his own death in 2007 with the infamous limo explosion. This was quickly dropped for [[ChrisBenoit [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit good]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot reason]], as it would have been in very bad taste to continue the arc. The explosion ended up on the OMG! DVD though.
21st Jul '16 5:11:59 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: During [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind's]] infamous ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1998'' Hell in a Cell match against Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Vince came out and rushed to Foley's side with everyone else after the insane spot where [[HolyShitQuotient the Undertaker threw him off the top of the cell through the Spanish announcers' table]]. When medics, referees and other staff are crowding around Mick and trying to load him onto a stretcher, Vince is stone-faced, but you can still see he's visibly upset at what happened to one of his men in the name of the business. After the bruising match finished (and it went on for a ''[[HowMuchMoreCanHeTake long]]'' time after that spot), Vince supposedly came to Mick backstage and said to him ''"Mick, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you just did, but I never want to see that again."''
5th May '16 3:05:48 PM Peridonyx
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The storyline where Triple H replaced him due to the Board placing a no-confidence vote against him seems extremely jarring at first glance, given that he's the majority owner (which gives him the final vote in almost everything). However, in RealLife, if the other owners can find enough sufficient cause (such as mismanagement in a way that endangers the entire company), then they can get a judge to legally block Vince's voting power indefinitely.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The storyline where Triple H replaced him due to the Board placing a voting no-confidence vote against him seems extremely jarring at first glance, given that he's the majority owner majority-owner (which gives him the final vote in almost everything). However, in RealLife, if the Board and/or the other owners can find enough sufficient cause (such as mismanagement in a way that endangers the entire company), then they can get file for a judge to legally block Vince's actual voting power indefinitely.power.
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