Vince McMahon recently took part in a Q&A session with The Hollywood Reporter, and discussed topics such as the Monday Night Wars, WWE’s recent social media kick, competing with UFC, and more. McMahon gives his thoughts on UFC in the excerpt below:
THR: UFC gets big pay-per-view numbers.How do you stack up against them?
McMahon: “We’re in show business, they are a sport. Their ratings are abysmal. They are in the pay-per-view business, and they do reasonably well there. We just set a record for WrestleMania. We had 1.3 million buys for this year’s WrestleMania, and our pay-per-view numbers for our shows have been up 30 percent since then. So, we are looking pretty good.”
McMahon also comments on the tendency of former talent to pursue film careers:
THR: Why has so much of your talent, like The Rock, gone on to film careers?
McMahon: “Our talent is taught not to be prima donnas, to be on time and know their lines. And quite frankly, people in Hollywood, once they see what we do, they are amazed. Our talent doesn’t demand the biggest trailer or a certain amount of grape juice or whatever the h— it is. Our talent is extremely flexible and knows how to act, so it’s a logical extension for them.”
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