5 times Vince McMahon was embarrassed on live TV
- The Chairman of WWE has been willing to put himself through embarrassing situations!
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.