Vince McMahon is an enigma. I wish there was a Vince McMahon museum open somewhere so I could go and learn everything there is to learn about Vince McMahon.
Yes, hello and welcome to this week’s instalment of ‘things that Vince McMahon did that are absolutely fantastic and should be shared with the world because the world deserves to know these things happened.’
That title, man – it gets catchier by the week!
Vince McMahon is known to hate a lot of things that wouldn’t bother a normal human being in the slightest. It turns out that one of the lesser known things that really grinds McMahon’s grapefruits is nodding…
I mean, those Churchill dogs you see in the back of a car get slightly tedious when you’ve been looking at them for half an hour or so – believe me, I’ve been there – but to simply hate human people nodding their heads is quite something on Vince’s part.
This tale comes to us from former 90210 writer, Larry Molin, who joined Stephanie McMahon’s creative team way back in the day.
The story goes that the creative team were in a meeting with Vince, with the boss talking to Larry. Larry, in response to the things Vince was saying, was nodding in acknowledgement. That’s something everybody does! Imagine if Larry had just sat there, stone-faced with no emotion whatsoever – Vince would have thought that his words weren’t registering and would have been angry all the same.
Poor old Larry was in a no-win situation here – what was he supposed to do with his head while Vince was talking to him?!
Anyway, once the meeting was over, Stephanie pulled Larry to one side and said: “You need to stop nodding. VINCE HATES NODDING!”
The reason for this is down to Vince’s hatred of yes men – yes, hello CM Punk, how are you doing today?
Unsurprisingly, Larry only lasted a couple of weeks on the creative team.
See you next Sunday for another instalment of ‘things that Vince McMahon did that are absolutely fantastic and should be shared with the world because the world deserves to know these things happened.’