Those who have followed professional wrestling journalists such as Dave Meltzer over the years are probably familiar with the perception that World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon is not all that keen on pushing wrestlers he believes he could take in a fight. Such a notion was floated out there on wrestling forums and on social media websites when it was believed that the WWE was failing to adequately push the likes of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Some wrestling fans could think of no other reason to explain why neither man was pushed by the WWE as was John Cena and Roman Reigns.
Vince McMahon may be proud of his body and how he looks at this portion of his life, but the man will turn 71 years old this coming summer. McMahon should not be fighting anybody these days. That does not, however, mean that we cannot have some fun and imagine the WWE boss choosing to test himself and pick fights with certain members of the roster. There are, in fact, two members of McMahon’s own family that we would like to see him have one final fight with before he rides off into the sunset. Anybody up for a WrestleMania X-7 McMahon versus McMahon rematch?
10. Zack Ryder
Zack Ryder would obviously have the size advantage if put in a situation where he had to fight Vince McMahon. That does not erase the fact that Ryder has to be a broken man at this point. Ryder went from being an Internet sensation and a United States Champion to a jobber and then to a guy relegated on NXT and teamed up with Mojo Rawley. Maybe Ryder would want to take some aggression out when fighting McMahon. We figure, though, that any confidence Ryder may have had years ago is now but a memory, and that McMahon would finish Ryder off before cutting ties with the wrestler. Poor Zack.
9. Simon Gotch
There is a part of us that believes that Simon Gotch was given the gimmick of being a “strongman” as a rib on him, on fans or on the wrestling industry, in general. This is not to say that Gotch is not a talented worker. He just isn’t the biggest or the most ripped guy on the WWE roster. We can envision Vince McMahon letting out a laugh upon seeing Gotch for the first time. McMahon would then probably remark how he could teach Gotch a thing or two about being a strongman. Yes, as a quick aside, we are assuming that McMahon does not follow NXT in the slightest.
There are some pro wrestlers who just don’t have that supposed “it factor” to make it as a main event star. Cody Rhodes, currently playing the Stardust character, is one of them, and it has to do with the fact that he does not look all that impressive in appearance when compared with other performers on the WWE roster. The way that Rhodes has been treated by the WWE over the past several years, it is not all that big of a stretch to claim that McMahon could take Stardust in a fight. Maybe such a fight would eliminate the Stardust gimmick from our TVs once and for all. We could only wish to be so lucky.
7. The Miz
The Miz has not been nearly as terrible as some wrestling fans who post in forums would lead you to believe. Miz plays his role perfectly, as he is an obnoxious heel who does jobs when facing babyface wrestlers. Nobody, however, would confuse the Miz for being the toughest of pro wrestlers, and we don’t think that he could take Vince McMahon in a fight. What is amazing about that statement is that the Miz was once in the main event of a WrestleMania. Maybe McMahon was not paying attention to the company at that time, as we cannot believe he gave Miz such a massive push.
6. Heath Slater
The gimmick behind Heath Slater is, intentionally or not, that he is a dork who has no business inside of a wrestling ring facing legitimate WWE Superstars. Of course he wouldn’t stand a chance if he was to have a fight with Vince McMahon. That McMahon has not, as of the posting of this piece, cut ties with the former “One Man Rock Band” is nothing short of a blessing for Slater. Slater should not even bother putting up much of a struggle if Vince McMahon decides that he wants to deliver a beating to the wrestler. Slater should just be thankful to have a job in the company.
5. Tyler Breeze
It has been suggested by journalists such as Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer website that one reason Tyler Breeze was buried almost immediately after he was called up to the main roster is that Vince McMahon was not impressed with what he saw. Thus, one could logically believe that McMahon thinks that he could take Breeze in a fight. Having never seen “Prince Pretty” throw down, we don’t know how he would do if McMahon challenged him to a brawl. From all that we know about the two individuals, though, we are going with McMahon over Breeze.
4. Sami Zayn
We can, if we close our eyes and imagine hard enough, hear Vince McMahon cutting a promo on Sami Zayn in a meeting room or behind the curtain. “Hey,” McMahon would yell following a few choice words that cannot be printed on this website, “isn’t that the same guy who hurt his own shoulder before his match with John Cena? I could take that guy!” In all fairness, McMahon maybe could get the best of Zayn in a one-on-one showdown. Go for the shoulder, Vince, as you know that it is a weakness that could be exploited. Just watch out for that Koji Clutch submission hold.
On the March 7 edition of Raw, the WWE seemingly went out of the way to make the under-sized Kalisto look even smaller when he was put into a backstage segment with, of all people, Ryback. No disrespect meant to the member of the Lucha Dragons, but we don’t like his chances of winning a fight against Vince McMahon. McMahon not only has the size over Kalisto. The WWE Chairman also has the kind of ruthless aggression needed to win a battle against such a foe. Maybe McMahon should carry the United States Championship during the spring and/or summer of 2016.
2. Triple H
Let’s be real here. Is there any chance that Triple H, the real-life son-in-law of Vince McMahon, isn’t taking a fall if McMahon challenges him to an actual fight? Triple H has repeatedly done, excuse the phrase but we can’t help ourselves, what is best for business, and putting McMahon over as a real tough guy would be a wise move. All should also remember that Triple H has suffered multiple serious injuries over the years. McMahon may be able to win the fight if he just takes out one of Hunter’s quads. It’s all about the game, Triple H, and you should play it if McMahon wants to throw down.
1. Shane McMahon
It is nice that Shane McMahon has been working on his mixed martial arts skills since returning to WWE television in February 2016. He is not the Shane-o-Mac of old who took dangerous bumps while wrestling in the WWE over a decade ago. Shane is also clearly not quite as jacked as is his famous father. During Shane’s return to Raw, Vince hinted that he had delivered beatings to Shane in the past. What would be one more to either Vince or Shane? Besides, Vince still has to get his revenge for losing to Shane at WrestleMania X-7. You wouldn’t expect the boss to forget about that defeat, would you?
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