4 incredible sacrifices Vince McMahon made for the WWE
McMahon bought the business from his father and turned it into a global franchise with a major presence on social media. He indirectly killed off all the territories in the 80s and went on to defeat WCW in the Monday Night Wars. Today, WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.
But as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day. Vince had to do things no one would dare to, in order to turn the WWE into a global phenomenon. Let's take a look at four sacrifices Vince made for the sake of the WWE.
#4 Wrestling is fake!
Back in the late 80s, a bill was put up to remove pro wrestling from the regulations that were applied on actual sports which don't have predetermined results.
It was a time when a large portion of the masses still believed that wrestling was real. Vince McMahon was a part of the proceedings and was representing the World Wrestling Federation at the time.
In a moment that would shatter millions of perspectives, McMahon stated that wrestling was, in fact, a fake sport, with predetermined outcomes. As a result of McMahon's statement, the bill was passed with a vote of 37 to 1.
#3 A history of brutal beatdowns
r. McMahon's dedication towards the wrestling business is unparalleled. Over the course of the past two decades, Vince has inserted himself as well as his family into multiple storylines in the WWE.
This has resulted in Vince McMahon being regarded as one of the greatest heels in the history of the business. It all began with an "Employee vs Boss" storyline that pitted a white-hot Stone Cold against Vince, with the boss eating stunners on multiple occasions.
This was only the beginning as Vince took multiple beatings from his employees to further storylines. His match with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 17 and his outing against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 22 are just two examples of how much abuse Vince took for the sake of doing good business.