Around four decades after Vince McMahon bought off WWE from his father, the company is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Vince McMahon went through a lot to elevate his company to new heights, giving the WWE Universe a never-ending string of memorable moments in the process.
Vince signed future megastars, had to fire many, bought off his competition, and made several life-altering decisions over the course of the past 40 years that brought him where he's at presently.
Today, Vince is assisted by a strong team of officials to handle the weekly WWE shows and PPVs, including his daughter Stephanie McMahon and her husband Triple H. The duo will take the helm from Vince somewhere down the line, and are striving to turn WWE into a major global brand.
In the following slideshow, we will take a look at the five smartest business decisions Vince McMahon ever took.
#5 Not accepting Eric Bischoff's challenge
At the peak of the Attitude Era, Eric Bischoff came out on an episode of Monday Nitro and laid down a challenge for WWE owner Vince McMahon. Bischoff called Vince out and challenged him to a match at the upcoming WCW PPV named Slamboree.
Bischoff went all the way with his plan and even got a dressing room ready for Vince if he decided to show up. Vince never did it though.
He allegedly stated that he had to attend a graduation. Imagine if Vince had decided to go along with it and appeared for a shoot fight at Slamboree!
It would have resulted in WCW getting major press, and higher ratings, as a result, no matter who would have 'won'. Vince made a sound decision at the time by not letting Bischoff get in his head.