Vince McMahon Profiled – No Denial Of ‘For Sale’ Rumors, Doesn’t Like Rich People, Comments On Failures, Makes Odd Comment About WWE’s Future

Forbes has a new interesting piece profiling Vince McMahon now online. Vince isn’t very transparent in his responses and it’s interesting he doesn’t outright deny ‘WWE is for sale’ rumors. Below are the highlights of the piece:

  • ‘WWE for sale rumors’ are mentioned, naming Comcast and Madison Square Garden Co. as rumored suitors
  • $75 million was spent on preparations for WWE Network and the change from a traditional cable channel in 2011 to launching as an over the top service is explained
  • Vince explained his love for speed and spoke about his Bentley and Boss Hoss 502 but distanced himself from “rich people” – McMahon stated, “I don’t really have anything in common with anyone in Greenwich except zeros. Normally I do not like rich people.”
  • Vince McMahon’s life from meeting his biological father at age 12 to who he is today is detailed.
  • Regarding the XFL and its failure, McMahon said, “I like learning from my mistakes and bringing the values I’ve learned forward… But I’m not good at patting myself on the back. I’m not good at looking back.”
  • Finally, Vince is asked if a McMahon will run WWE in the future and he said, “I would like to see a degree of that… I just think as times go on, things will evaporate. Eventually Uncle Sam sees the benefit. You can’t do anything without Uncle Sam taking a huge bite of it.”

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

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  • Bob’s Diner

    Cue more overblown rumours about WWE being for sale and/or Vince having money trouble

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Vince’s net worth is the highest it’s ever been so I doubt $ problem rumors will get started. What struck me as so odd about this is the line that “things will evaporate.” I’m probably making too much of the comment, it just seems odd considering it’s coming from a guy ultra paranoid about investor confidence.

      • Bob’s Diner

        It’s the internet – people will start rumours about anything, regardless of how obvious facts are.

        But yes that comment about the future was VERY strange.

        • chris

          VINCE McMahon’s comments were related to the question of his naming Stephanie and triple h as his successors. McMahon may sell wwe down the line if makes the most sense from a financial standpoint or he may give it to his family members; shane, marissa, Stephanie, paul and their children.
          the economy and other factors may dictate McMahon’s actions and things may evaporate in some manner in the future. the wrestling business may change OR DIE OUT.
          vince McMahon is “carrying” the wrestling industry on his back. Dixie carter , jerk Jarrett are zero threats to his empire because they don’t have his money and his business intelligence.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Trolling… Trolling… Trolling down a river

          • chris

            who cares what vince McMahon does with wwe? does he owe the internet fans or the dirt sheet writers a living? McMahon is not barack Obama ; he does not OWE anyone anything in this life. I hope he sells thew circus so the clowns will be forced to fend for themselves and get jobs which don’t involve play fighting in their under wear.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Troll-o? Is it me you’re looking for??

          • Bob’s Diner

            BTW it is a publicly traded company – he can sell his share but not the company. Or give it away

          • Guest

            Exactly

          • Bob’s Diner

            What?!?! Someone not only read what he wrote, but agrees with him as well?!?!?
            What is the world coming to…