“No chance in hell.” They are the words made famous by the entrance music for the chairman of the WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon. At 70 years of age, McMahon is known as much for what he does on screen as off; his accomplishments are known the world over. He owns the largest wrestling promotion on the planet; he has bought out his competition and at one point had such a stranglehold on the sport that he had a monopoly after WCW and ECW were no longer in operation. He has been called a visionary, stubborn, controlling and, by some, the devil. He is a polarizing figure that captures your attention when he is on the screen.
However, for all of McMahon's achievements he has had his share of mistakes. While some are public knowledge, he's also experienced a number of challenges in life that go beyond wrestling. And though he has a very good average when it comes to producing successful events, the things he didn't do well also stand out. Did you know that Vince McMahon wasn't always known as Vince McMahon? Some things about Vince McMahon aren't highlighted by the company regularly because they would rather you did not remember them. Why do you think that may be? Whatever the reason, Vince McMahon has done many things that the WWE has swept under the rug. Here are the 12 things the WWE wants you to forget about Vince McMahon.
One of the most forgettable ventures in McMahon's career without question had to be the XFL. The league consisted of eight teams which were all owned by the league, divided into two different divisions. The league's intention was to compete with other major sports, and to operate during the NFL's off-season. But even though they weren't in direct competition with the National Football League, the XFL still failed to generate any success. The league was a joint operation between NBC Universal and the WWE.
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1 The Villainous Mr. McMahon Wasn't First Portrayed In The WWE
McMahon has been known for coming up with some uneasy angles and storylines, but one was proposed that went too far. During his daughter's time off camera having children, Vince had an idea to capitalize on her condition and create controversy. But some proposed storylines are even too much for his family. The proposed storyline involved Stephanie, who at that point was pregnant with her husband Triple H (Paul Leveque's) first child. Vince called her into his office one day and told her he planned to write her condition into the storylines. Pregnancy angles in wrestling, and in particular the WWE, aren't new, but in this instance it was not only wrong, but criminal. Vince proposed an angle revealing incest within the McMahon family, and that he would claim on screen that he was the father of Stephanie's child! It goes without saying that Stephanie didn't support the storyline. She turned the storyline down and stated “I don't know who would find entertainment in a storyline like that.”
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