History Wrestling / VinceMcMahon

6th Jan '18 10:09:42 PM nombretomado
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-->''"[[JimRoss Aw, sonuva bitch!]]"''

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-->''"[[JimRoss -->''"[[Wrestling/JimRoss Aw, sonuva bitch!]]"''
2nd Nov '17 7:16:03 AM JamesAustin
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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 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.

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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 Wrestling/MondayNightRaw.''Wrestling/WWERaw''. 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.



* SanitySlippage: After losing the ECW Championship at ''One Night Stand 2007'', Mr. [=McMahon=] started to behave more erratically in the following weeks that would lead to his "death" in a limousine explosion. (However, [[TooSoon this would soon be dropped abruptly]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot due to the real life death of]] Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Once WWE was ready to pick up the storyline again, Vince explained that it was a ruse to see what people actually thought of him, including his own family.)
** There are way more examples than that. In 2006, he booked himself against God (and Shawn Michaels) in a PPV match, a feud in which he healed Candice Michelle of a chest cold in an orgasmic frenzy simply by touching her chest and did a rambling prayer promo to himself in the middle of a church. ([[CrossesTheLineTwice God no-showed the match, BTW, and [=McMahon=], well, he couldn't keep from talking about it that night.]]) In 2003, while feuding with The Undertaker, he turned into a devout follower of an unknown power and walked to the ring as a praying, grinning idiot; this would later turn out to be a MoreThanMindControl relationship with Kane. And of course, in 1999, he WAS the "Higher Power" behind The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. Vince has been slipping for a long time.

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* SanitySlippage: After losing the ECW Championship at ''One Night Stand 2007'', Mr. [=McMahon=] started to behave more erratically in the following weeks that would lead to his "death" in a limousine explosion. (However, [[TooSoon this would soon be dropped abruptly]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot due to the real life death of]] Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Once WWE was ready to pick up the storyline again, Vince explained that it was a ruse to see what people actually thought of him, including his own family.)
SanitySlippage:
** There are way more examples than that. In 2006, he booked himself against God (and Shawn Michaels) in a PPV match, a feud in which he healed Candice Michelle of a chest cold in an orgasmic frenzy simply by touching her chest and did a rambling prayer promo to himself in the middle of a church. ([[CrossesTheLineTwice God no-showed the match, BTW, and [=McMahon=], well, he couldn't keep from talking about it that night.]]) In 2003, while feuding with The Undertaker, he turned into a devout follower of an unknown power and walked to the ring as a praying, grinning idiot; this would later turn out to be a MoreThanMindControl relationship with Kane. And of course, in 1999, he WAS was the "Higher Power" behind The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. Vince has been slipping for Darkness, which was basically a long time.ReligionOfEvil.



** Vince also went crazy in 2003 when he learned he was going to be in a Buried Alive match against The Undertaker, going as far as to demand that Taker's house be burned down, and that Taker's children were kidnapped and his wife was raped, and [[YouHaveFailedMe was even about to murder Paul Heyman and fire his corpse]] before [[ManipulativeBastard Heyman]] managed to talk Vince out of it.

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** Vince also went crazy in 2003 when he learned he was going to be in a Buried Alive match against The Undertaker, going as far as to demand that Taker's house be burned down, and that Taker's children were kidnapped and his wife was raped, and [[YouHaveFailedMe was even about to murder Paul Heyman and fire his corpse]] before [[ManipulativeBastard Heyman]] managed to talk Vince out of it. He also turned into a devout follower of an unknown power (perhaps as a ContinuityNod to the "Higher Power" angle) and walked to the ring as a praying, grinning idiot; this would later turn out to be a MoreThanMindControl relationship with Kane, who ultimately helped [=McMahon=] win the match.
** In 2006, he booked himself against God (and Shawn Michaels) in a PPV match, a feud in which he healed Candice Michelle of a chest cold in an orgasmic frenzy simply by touching her chest and did a rambling prayer promo to himself in the middle of a church. ([[CrossesTheLineTwice God "appeared" in the match in the form of a spotlight before "walking out" of the match, BTW, and [=McMahon=], well, he couldn't keep from talking about it that night.]])
** After losing the ECW Championship at ''One Night Stand 2007'', Mr. [=McMahon=] started to behave more erratically in the following weeks that would lead to his "death" in a limousine explosion. (However, [[TooSoon this would soon be dropped abruptly]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot due to the real life death of]] Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Once WWE was ready to pick up the storyline again, Vince explained that it was a ruse to see what people actually thought of him, including his own family.)



* [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Screw the Rules, I'm Vince [=McMahon=], dammit!]]
* SelfDeprecation: We're talking about a promoter who allowed himself to get his head shaved by Trump, take several wrestlers' finishers, get hit with steel chairs, have his face shoved into Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}'s backsides, getting literally whipped with a belt, and [[DiscontinuityNod allowed wrestlers to make fun of]] [[OldShame his "Stand Back" music video]]...

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* [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Screw the Rules, I'm ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: 'Cause he's Vince [=McMahon=], dammit!]]
dammit!
* SelfDeprecation: SelfDeprecation:
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We're talking about a promoter who allowed himself to get his head shaved by Donald Trump, take several wrestlers' finishers, get hit with steel chairs, have his face shoved into Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}'s backsides, getting literally whipped with a belt, and [[DiscontinuityNod allowed wrestlers to make fun of]] [[OldShame his "Stand Back" music video]]...



** He did a informercial sketch on ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow The Late Late Show Craig Kilborn]]'' where he practically begged viewers to buy his failed XFL football league.

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** He did a informercial sketch on ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn]]'' where he practically begged viewers to buy his failed XFL football league.



'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!! But you know... I really didn't want to do it- Austin made me. Stone Cold Steve Austin made me fool you, because Tropers, I had to teach you a lesson that you would never, EVER, forget... And now, Tropers... Tropers, now you know- there is no price I will not pay. There is no depth that I will not stoop, TO MAKE YOUR LIFE ON EARTH, TROPERS, A TOTAL COMPLETE LIVING HELLLLLL...!!"'''''

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'''''"IT'S ->'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!! But you know... I really didn't want to do it- Austin made me. Stone Cold Steve Austin made me fool you, because Tropers, I had to teach you a lesson that you would never, EVER, forget... And now, Tropers... Tropers, now you know- there is no price I will not pay. There is no depth that I will not stoop, TO MAKE YOUR LIFE ON EARTH, TROPERS, A TOTAL COMPLETE LIVING HELLLLLL...!!"'''''
9th Sep '17 3:55:26 PM nombretomado
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Way back in 1997 a ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' writer named Phil Mushnick targeted professional wrestling. He hated the sport, hated the fans, wasn't content to change the channel and wanted to take away people's rights. Wrestling/JimCornette spoke his mind on the issue and after another segment where fan opinions were voiced Vince read out the address to send Mr. Mushnick their opinion, before stating he can think of a letter to send himself. At the time few knew Vinnie Mac ran the WWF and as owner he would rightly have a few choice comments to make.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Way back in 1997 a ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' writer named Phil Mushnick targeted professional wrestling. He hated the sport, hated the fans, wasn't content to change the channel and wanted to take away people's rights. Wrestling/JimCornette spoke his mind on the issue and after another segment where fan opinions were voiced Vince read out the address to send Mr. Mushnick their opinion, before stating he can think of a letter to send himself. At the time few knew Vinnie Mac ran the WWF and as owner he would rightly have a few choice comments to make.
23rd Jul '17 9:20:26 PM Maddoxsort
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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!! But you know... I really didn't want to do it- Austin made me. Stone Cold Steve Austin made me fool you, because Tropers, I had to teach you a lesson that you would never, EVER, forget... And now, Tropers... Tropers, now you know- there is no price I will not pay. There is no depth that I will not stoop, TO MAKE YOUR LIFE ON EARTH, TROPERS, A TOTAL COMPLETE LIVING HELLLLLL...!"'''''

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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!! But you know... I really didn't want to do it- Austin made me. Stone Cold Steve Austin made me fool you, because Tropers, I had to teach you a lesson that you would never, EVER, forget... And now, Tropers... Tropers, now you know- there is no price I will not pay. There is no depth that I will not stoop, TO MAKE YOUR LIFE ON EARTH, TROPERS, A TOTAL COMPLETE LIVING HELLLLLL...!"'''''!!"'''''
23rd Jul '17 9:19:12 PM Maddoxsort
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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!!"'''''

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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!!"'''''OF!! But you know... I really didn't want to do it- Austin made me. Stone Cold Steve Austin made me fool you, because Tropers, I had to teach you a lesson that you would never, EVER, forget... And now, Tropers... Tropers, now you know- there is no price I will not pay. There is no depth that I will not stoop, TO MAKE YOUR LIFE ON EARTH, TROPERS, A TOTAL COMPLETE LIVING HELLLLLL...!"'''''
23rd Jul '17 9:11:52 PM Maddoxsort
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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''

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'''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''IT!! EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU WERE MADE FOOLS OF!!"'''''
23rd Jul '17 9:10:50 PM Maddoxsort
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'''''"IIIIIT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''

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'''''"IIIIIT'S '''''"IT'S ME, TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TROPERS!! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT- HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! EVEN MY FAMILY- EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''
23rd Jul '17 9:05:02 PM Maddoxsort
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-->''''"IIIIIT'S ME, TROPES!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TVTROPES!! EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''

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-->''''"IIIIIT'S '''''"IIIIIT'S ME, TROPES!! TROPERS!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TVTROPES!! TROPERS!! EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''
23rd Jul '17 9:04:40 PM Maddoxsort
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-->''''"IIIIIT'S ME, TROPES!! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, TVTROPES!! EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!!"'''''
7th Jul '17 7:23:51 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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*** Even WCW originally implied Vince was this to the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [=nWo=]]] before scrapping the idea when WWE threatened to sue them... only for Vince to imply it even more when he brought in the [=nWo=] to be his [[TheDragon Dragons]] in his goal to kill his own company after he had purchased WCW, even going as far as being the one to kill the group altogether once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he had no need for them anymore]]. He also appeared directly on WCW television during the final episode of Nitro, playing the BigBad of both WWE AND WCW.

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*** Even WCW originally implied Vince was this to the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [=nWo=]]] nWo]] before scrapping the idea when WWE threatened to sue them... only for Vince to imply it even more when he brought in the [=nWo=] to be his [[TheDragon Dragons]] in his goal to kill his own company after he had purchased WCW, even going as far as being the one to kill the group altogether once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he had no need for them anymore]]. He also appeared directly on WCW television during the final episode of Nitro, playing the BigBad of both WWE AND WCW.


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* MagnumOpus: Pro wrestling had long run on the spot show->arena show format(as much as people mock school gyms and bingo halls such venues have been the spine of the industry ever since it left the carnival). Television allowed a second layer of promotion to the big show(which is why so much TV was full of {{squash match}}es). It was Vince Jr who successfully added a third layer through pay per view and that, more than anything else, is his claim to revolutionizing the business. [=WrestleMania=] is what proved it could work and thus is always treated as most important, greatest, memorable thing ever on Vince Jr's shows.
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