History Wrestling / VinceMcMahon

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.
19th Mar '16 8:05:08 PM ironballs16
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* BullyingADragon: He can make many cower before the control he has over the company, but all too often he'll overestimate just how much abuse his wrestlers will endure to keep their jobs [[WorthIt over kicking his ass]].

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* BullyingADragon: He can make many cower before the control he has over the company, but all too often he'll overestimate just how much abuse his wrestlers will endure to keep their jobs [[WorthIt over kicking his ass]]. His biggest mistakes tend to involve trying to control certain wrestlers (e.g. ''Wrestling/TheUndertaker'') that he has no chance of controlling.
4th Mar '16 7:21:11 PM FordPrefect
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Vince was horrified to see BrockLesnar tossed Zack Gowen, one-legged wrestler, down a set of stairs. Vince pleaded with Brock not to do it without success.

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* 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 it, without success.
4th Mar '16 7:19:46 PM FordPrefect
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* BecomingTheMask: It's very hard to tell where Vince [=McMahon=], the man begins and [[{{Kayfabe}} Mr. [=McMahon=]]], the character, ends.

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* BecomingTheMask: It's very hard to tell where Vince [=McMahon=], [=McMahon=] the man begins and [[{{Kayfabe}} Mr. [=McMahon=]]], [=McMahon=]]] the character, character ends.



** 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 it's 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.

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** 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 it's 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.



* BigBad: As a Heel. On the occasions that is is a Face, he's the BigGood. Since he's the boss of the entire company both on-screen and in real life, he's one of the few people who can be BOTH the BigGood AND the BigBad in any form of fiction. Though he plays the BigBad a lot more often, and sometimes his face turn is just part of his EvilPlan and he's EvilAllAlong(such as him being the Higher Power).

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* BigBad: As a Heel. On the occasions that is he is a Face, he's the BigGood. Since he's the boss of the entire company both on-screen and in real life, he's one of the few people who can be BOTH the BigGood AND the BigBad in any form of fiction. Though he plays the BigBad a lot more often, and sometimes his face turn is just part of his EvilPlan and he's EvilAllAlong(such EvilAllAlong (such as him being the Higher Power).Power to the Ministry of Darkness).
4th Mar '16 7:16:33 PM FordPrefect
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He also has decades of on-camera experience in the promotion; first as a play-by-play announcer, and, after 1997, as [[RepulsiveRingmaster the evil boss character in charge of the promotion]]. The subtle shift in his performance deserves to be studied at Julliard: Vince [=McMahon=] wore bow ties and [[EyeTake bugged his eyes out]] a lot. ''Mister'' [=McMahon=], on the other hand, led a family of super-villains, feuded with God, mocked [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR's]] health condition, and dressed up as a judge so that he can throw Wrestling/EricBischoff in a garbage truck.

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He also has decades of on-camera experience in the promotion; first as a play-by-play announcer, and, after 1997, as [[RepulsiveRingmaster the evil boss character in charge of the promotion]]. The subtle shift in his performance deserves to be studied at Julliard: Vince [=McMahon=] wore bow ties and [[EyeTake bugged his eyes out]] a lot. ''Mister'' [=McMahon=], on the other hand, led a family of super-villains, feuded with God, mocked [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR's]] health condition, and dressed up as a judge so that he can could throw Wrestling/EricBischoff in a garbage truck.
4th Mar '16 7:10:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AsHimself: On ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where he fought - and lost to - Austin, a RecurringCharacter on the show.



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8th Feb '16 5:53:19 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Vince out-of-character has also pulled some genuinely sleazy business moves to keep his company at the top (such as forcing the hand of several PPV providers for the inaugural Survivor Series by claiming if they aired Jim Crockett's Starrcade event instead of Survivor Series, they forfeit the right to air [=WrestleMania=] the next year).

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** Vince out-of-character has also pulled some genuinely sleazy business moves to keep his company at the top (such as forcing the hand of several PPV providers for the inaugural Survivor Series by claiming if they aired Jim Crockett's Starrcade event instead of Survivor Series, they forfeit the right any broadcast license to air [=WrestleMania=] the next year).
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