It's no secret that Vince McMahon has turned professional wrestling into a globally recognized sport, with WWE boasting more than a billion fans on social media.
After McMahon bought the WWE from his father way back in the 80s, he has been on his toes all these years to bring wrestling to the forefront. His greatest creation, WrestleMania, has become the biggest and most anticipated PPV of the year, attracting fans from more than 60 countries.
Over the years, McMahon has gained the respect of fans for the effort he has put towards WWE. With the advent of The Attitude Era, Vince McMahon began incorporating himself into storylines and went on to become one of the greatest villains of all time. It's been rightly said that Vince could go to any lengths in order to boost ratings and buyrates. Let's take a look at 5 instances when Mr. McMahon was embarrassed (kayfabe) on Live TV.
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#5. Trump slaps Vince
Back in 2009, Vince McMahon "sold" Monday Night Raw to Donald Trump. This led to Trump coming up with the concept of celebrity General Managers on a weekly basis and several other changes.
It didn't take long for Vince to realize that he had made a mistake and demanded that Trump sell Raw back to him. It took him a lot of convincing and a huge amount of money to buy Monday Night Raw back from Trump. After the duo agreed to the purchase, Vince took the liberties of firing Trump in front of the sea of fans in the arena.
Trump didn't take this lightly and proceeded to slap McMahon. This left Vince in a seething fit of rage as Trump's security didn't give him a chance to retaliate. Vince, out of sheer embarrassment, had to leave the ring and proceed towards the backstage area.
This wasn't the first time that Vince got slapped by Trump. During the build-up for the battle of the billionaires at WrestleMania 23, Vince tried to get on Trump's nerves during a press conference, earning him a slap from the future president of the United States.
#4. Mic mess-up
Vince McMahon's rivalry with Shawn Michaels led to the rebirth of one of the most notorious factions of the Attitude Era. The summer of 2006 was all about DX and their antics against an enraged Vince McMahon. DX embarrassed Vince on multiple occasions throughout the summer.
On one occasion, DX took charge of the production truck and modified some of the controls. As an irate Vince proceeded to address the crowd in the middle of the ring, he immediately realized that something was terribly wrong.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels had managed to tweak the controls of the mic that Vince was holding in his hand. No matter how hard he tried to speak in his signature intimidating voice, all that came out was a childish squeal.
In one of the most hilarious segments of the year, Vince gloriously struggled on the mic while the sea of fans went into a fit of laughter.
#3. Vince urinates in his pants
The Attitude Era was all about presenting an edgy product to the fans, and this led to WWE going to great lengths to outmanoeuvre their rival, WCW in the rating department.
The cornerstone of the Attitude Era was the rivalry between Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. The duo went back and forth throughout the Monday Night Wars, giving us a bunch of memorable visuals.
On an episode of Raw, Austin went too far, taking out a gun and threatening to shoot Vince in the middle of the ring. This led to the most embarrassing moment of Vince McMahon's life till date.
The owner of the WWE went on to urinate in his pants in front of the live audience and the millions watching at home. Austin "fired" the gun, revealing a flag with "Bang 3:16" printed on it in bold letters. Austin capped off the segment with a Stone Cold Stunner on Vince, leaving him in a wet, disgusting mess.
#2. DX drops filth on The McMahons
In quite possibly the most disgusting moment in all of wrestling, DX embarrassed The McMahons to the limit on an episode of Raw.
The segment began with Triple H and Shawn Michaels mimicking the father-son duo. This was followed by Vince's cringy performance of "Stand Back" being shown on the titantron. This was enough for the boss as he came out on the ramp, along with Shane and The Spirit Squad.
After some back and forth on the mic, Vince realized that there was a makeshift toilet cabin on one end of the entrance ramp. "What the **** is that?" Vince asked The Game, to which Triple H gave a profanity-filled reply, and then this happened:
A mound of filth dropped from the rafters, covering every inch of The McMahons and The Spirit Squad. As the smell began filling the arena, fans couldn't believe that this had actually happened. Vince was embarrassed by DX, to the point of no return.
#1. Donald Trump shaves Vince's head
The Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23 garnered tons of mainstream publicity. This led to the event breaking buyrate records, which stood for 5 years until Rock vs Cena broke it at WrestleMania 28.
Stone Cold was appointed as the guest referee for the match, that pitted Bobby Lashley against Umaga. Despite Vince doing everything in his power to turn the match in his favour, including a run-in by Shane, Lashley managed to pin Umaga in front of 70,000 roaring fans.
As Austin raised Lashley's hand in the air, Vince tried to sneak out of the arena but was brought back to the ring. In one of the most famous visuals in WrestleMania history, Donald Trump embarrassed Vince McMahon by shaving him bald, as Austin and Lashley held him to the chair.
Vince's hair was history, but the businessman inside Vince couldn't be happier, as WrestleMania 23 is still one of the most profitable PPVs WWE has ever produced.
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