The Mr. McMahon character could very well be the best idea that real-life World Wrestling Entertainment boss Vince McMahon ever came up with during his time with the company. The WWE, then the World Wrestling Federation, was losing the so-called Monday Night Wars to rival organization World Championship Wrestling when McMahon took a page when an actual disagreement he had with wrestler Bret Hart and created the on-air persona who became the most-hated individual in the company and also the best heel in the wrestling business. McMahon changed the face of North American pro wrestling with that character, and the WWE is now alone atop the industry.
Part of what made the character so successful and so profitable was that McMahon was not at all afraid of making himself look silly or downright dumb during a variety of storylines. Many of those angles involved “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who became the top babyface in the WWE and also the biggest draw in North American pro wrestling in part because of his memorable feuds with McMahon and with McMahon's stables. As great as Austin was during that portion of his career – and he was tremendous – the possibility exists that he would not have been the superstar that he was without the McMahon character being there to play Austin's rival.
Along with Austin, McMahon has feuded with several other wrestlers during the years that he was an active on-air character. This includes the likes of D-Generation-X members and current top babyface John Cena. McMahon has often been on the receiving end of jokes and of pranks during those feuds, and some of those moments have lived on as memorable skits and instances that are replayed on editions of Raw and SmackDown and also via the WWE Network. Say whatever you will about the type of life that he has lived. Nobody can question McMahon's dedication to his company.
10 Trump Shaves McMahon's Head
9 Mankind in the Hospital
8 Austin Attacks McMahon in the Hospital
7 Austin “Shoots” McMahon
6 THAT Stunner
5 Childhood Photos
4 The Corvette
3 Pants on the Ground
2 McMahon Re-Entrance
1 The Beer Bath
It is quite possible that one of the first things you think of when you recall the McMahon versus Austin feud is the incident that involved “Stone Cold” dousing McMahon and others with beer via a hose that was connected to a beer truck. While the segment was always going to be a hit with whatever crowd was in attendance at the arena on that night, the gem of the bit is McMahon literally selling for beer. That's right. Mr. McMahon, a businessman who was, at one point, the head man of a company that was worth $1 billion, took bumps for beer inside of a wrestling ring. McMahon is the best.
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