* Appearing at the very last telecast of WCW Monday Nitro, where he announced the purchase of WCW. Whether you like him or not; after [[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 {{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 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.
* 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 {{Determinator}} personified.
* Yeah, it did involve [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob irreparably damaging]] the career of 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 Cold Steve Austin rivalry. PragmaticVillainy at its 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.
* 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).
* 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.
** In Foley's book "Have A Nice Day!", no less than [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wrestling/TerryFunk TERRY FUNK]] pointed this out.