Report: People Close To Vince McMahon Thought Him Wrestling At WrestleMania 38 Was A Terrible Idea

Those close to Vince McMahon weren't keen on him wrestling

12 years after what appeared to be his final WWE match, Vince McMahon stepped inside the squared circle one more time at WrestleMania 38, defeating Pat McAfee in a bout centred around the WWE Chairman clotheslining the SmackDown commentator before he punted a ball into McAfee's ribs.

McMahon's celebrations were then cut short as 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin appeared on Sunday to give his longtime nemesis one more Stunner on The Grandest Stage Of Them All. 

With McMahon being 76-years-old, those close to the WWE Chairman and members of the creative team thought him performing at 'Mania was "a terrible idea," according to Fightful Select.

McMahon ultimately remains the boss, though, and he seemingly ignored their opinions on whether or not he should be wrestling in 2022. 

Fightful also noted that McMahon recognised his performance and his sell of the Stunner was "terrible" but he chalked it up to "as long as people were laughing and entertained, it's okay."

McMahon also laid out the post-match sequence following his WrestleMania bout, including his reaction to Austin Theory's music when he initially appeared to expect it would be 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin coming down the ramp.

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