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 the second weekly 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.’
It’s a catchy title, I know.
I think it’s pretty common knowledge that in his younger days Vince McMahon enjoyed some of the wilder things life has to offer. While enjoying one of those things, outlined in the title above, Vince apparently asked The Hart Foundation to hit their Hart Attack finisher on him.
According to Bret Hart, this went down after Hulk Hogan saw that McMahon was absolutely out of it, with The Hulkster asking Hawk of the Legion of Doom to perform a Doomsday Device on the boss.
Vince was then DD’d off somebody’s shoulders into the welcoming arms of several wrestlers below, and I wish I was there to see it happen. Imagine if smartphones existed back then, man. The things we would have seen…
Anyway, the story goes that Jim Neidhart saw Hawk performing his half of the DD and thought the road warrior didn’t give it his all. In the blink of an eye, Neidhart is said to have grabbed McMahon around the waist, waiting for Bret to come flying in to compete a Hart Attack – and I’m now laughing just like Jim while typing this utter delight of a story.
After hitting the move, a shaken McMahon is said to have told Bret: “you owe me a drink!”
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.’