Court Bauer Recalls Vince McMahon Spending $30,000 On Worms

Vince McMahon was stunned by the worm bill

Former WWE creative team member Court Bauer recently recalled Vince McMahon's reaction when the then-Chairman was informed that the company had spent $30,000 on worms. 

The worms were required for a segment involving The Boogeyman (naturally) and JBL, with an assistant sent out to get them. However, the only type of worms that were available were organic, resulting in the increased cost. 

Speaking during an appearance on The Wrestling Perspective podcast, Bauer said: 

"There are times when Vince [McMahon] will try something and spend a significant amount of money. It doesn't work and he just says, 'All right. Well we tried it', and you're like, wow, that could have funded a half-a-year for my company back in the day. 

"One time we had a thing where The Boogeyman, who loved to eat worms - not really but it was part of the gimmick and we had these worms fall from the ceiling in the arena and JBL's rolling around in them because, of course, the heel's terrified of the worms and Vince is laughing, going, 'Oh, that's great' and it's raining worms in the arena and he turns to us and goes, 'How much were those worms? That's a lot of worms', and we go over and get the production assistant or the writer's assistant. 

"'How much was it?'. He goes, 'Well sir, that was $30,000', and Vince's jaw drops. He was like, '$30,000 for worms?'. 'Well they were out of normal worms so we had to go organic', and he just looked shocked. He's like, I can't believe we just blew $30,000 and there's John Layfield rolling in the worms and he's crying and everyone's laughing but, it's like, he was shocked and I think that assistant was fired soon thereafter but the show went on. You think about a lot of companies are gagged to spend that kind of money, it's excessive. At WWE, it's on a totally different level".  

Some would argue that the sight of JBL rolling around in worms was 'priceless'. 

H/T POST Wrestling

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