As a sports-entertainment company that functions on inter-weaving scripted violence into dramatic storylines, a little bit of conspiracy never hurt the WWE. And when it has to do with the overlord of the company, the one absolute entity who is behind the promotion, it sells even more.
For his part, Vince McMahon has rarely maintained a clean slate, be it with his highly politicized decision-making behind the scenes or his ballsy approach in dealing with strife and hardships in real life.
From scandalous storylines to scenarios that leave you scrapping your jaws off the ground in incredulity, he has played an active role in many instances of controversy in WWE history.
And these scenarios involve secrets that Vince McMahon holds close to his bosom; secrets that we can only suspect and speculate about, but likely never confirm. Here then, are 5 secrets that Vince McMahon would probably take to his grave, rather then divulge to anyone.
#5 The Stephanie McMahon – Randy Savage affair
When Randy Savage was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, posthumously I might add, a sense of relief swept through the pro-wrestling universe. For the longest time, everyone had feared that his contributions to the industry would never be officially recognized and felicitated as it deserved.
Despite being one of the faces of the Golden Era in the WWE, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage’s name was apparently considered taboo with Vince McMahon. Leaked reports from those on the inside circle of the boss, even describe that he used to completely fly off the handle when someone so much as even mentioned him.
What, though, could have caused such bad blood?
Some say that him betraying WWE and juming ship to WCW was a particularly bitter pill to swallow for McMahon, but most theories around the subject point to the wound cutting much deeper than that.
Apparently, if one of the longest standing rumours in pro-wrestling circles is to be believed, Savage had an affair with an underaged Stephanie McMahon when he was in the WWE.
One can comprehend, then, why Vince McMahon was never inclined to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame like his fabled in-ring career merited. Although time seemed to have healed those wounds, it is still poignant to note that Randy Savage was never afforded that recognition when he was alive.
For a man that has been ever so pliable to work again with those that had crossed him in the past, should it be best for business, such a rigid disposition was quite intriguing.
Why then was Vince McMahon so adamant and unforgiving in his stance? The reason, I’m positive, would be one that Vince McMahon would take to his grave.