10 WWE Superstars and what happened when they first met Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon is known as one of the most intimidating people in the history of sports entertainment/pro wrestling – but what is the WWE owner really like when the camera is turned off?
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Does his on-screen heel persona ever transfer backstage? Is he strictly business when he meets potential WWE Superstars for the first time? Does he go out of his way to make people feel comfortable?
In this article, we look through the archives to recall 10 real-life stories that WWE Superstars have told about the very first meeting they had with their boss.
#10 Finn Balor
When a WWE Superstar meets somebody as intimidating as Vince McMahon for the first time, it’s probably best to get the chit-chat over with as quickly as possible before doing their talking in the best way they know how: in a WWE ring.
In Finn Balor’s case, that’s exactly what happened when, prior to his match against Neville at an NXT live event in March 2015, he was introduced to Vince by Triple H seconds before his music hit.
The Irishman recalled to Sports Illustrated:
“I went over and Vince’s head popped out from behind the curtain and [he] said, ‘How are you doing, son?’. I said, ‘Hello, sir,’ and shook his hand. As I shook his hand, the heartbeat of my music started and I said, ‘That’s my cue, gotta go’.”