Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals WWE's Vince McMahon Had No Idea Who RoboCop Was

Vince could have just asked Sting

Freddie Prinze Jr.’s second stint working for WWE started on an odd note, when WWE head Vince McMahon revealed he has no idea who or what RoboCop is.

This is strange not only because the two were centrepieces in 80s pop culture phenomenons, but also due to the fact that RoboCop memorably appeared for WCW in the 90s, teaming with Sting to fight off the Four Horsemen.

“So when I left, there was a good six to eight months where I legit could not watch the product. There was just — I did not like wrestling and then they were coming to Los Angeles for SummerSlam and I was like, ‘I'll go, I'll go watch the pay per view,’” started Prinze Jr. on Barstool Wrasslin’. “I showed up early, and Vince was down by the ring and one of the guys came up to me, this dude, Jimmy said, ‘Hey, Vince wants to talk to you.’ I said, ‘I’ll go say what up to the old man,’ and he looks like Robocop, right? Like his body looks like the shell of Robocop, a movie that he's never seen and doesn't understand the reference when I compliment him and tell him he looks like Robocop. I've literally said to him, you look like ‘Robocop’ and he said, ‘Who the hell is that?’

“So I go up ringside and he takes a headset off and he puts this giant meathook arm around me, so friggin buff, dude. I'm not, and he brings me in and he goes, ‘Ah, it's good to see you again.’ I don't know, we’re bulls*******, and he says, It'd be great to have you back, son.’ He called me son, and for a guy that grew up without a dad, that's kryptonite, man, like, I can't fight against that. So I went back the second time and kind of fell in love with wrestling again and when I left because I had babies, I didn't have the same issues that I did the first time but the first time I left, man, I could not watch the product. I couldn't. It was ruined for me. It was weird.”

H/T: Fightful

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