WWE News: How Vince McMahon helped The Rock and Batista succeed in Hollywood
What's the story?
Chris Jericho has been doing a whirlwind media tour to promote his new book, No Is A Four Letter Word. During a recent appearance on Q with Tom Power, the Winnipeg native stated that the work ethic and life lessons instilled in them by Vince McMahon helped Superstars like Batista and The Rock succeed in their ventures outside WWE.
In case you didn't know...
The Rock has transcended professional wrestling to become one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. According to Forbes, he was the highest paid actor of the year in 2016. The Great One was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 by Time.
Even if he hasn't been as successful as The Rock, Batista has also established himself in Hollywood. He is best known for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise, which has grossed over 1.5 billion dollars in revenue.
The heart of the matter
During his appearance on Q with Tom Power, Jericho said that everyone outside WWE was always amazed by the work ethic of the Superstars. "If you work for Vince and go off and never work for him again, he's always our boss in the back of our minds because he does teach us how to make it. He told me once, 'I'm not just trying to give you lessons about wrestling, I'm giving you lessons on life.' That's what he's done for us and that's why we have such a great work ethic," he added. (Quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc)
During one of his promotional interviews, Jericho has said that he was happy to keep telling stories about Vince McMahon as WWE's head honcho was unlikely to ever write an autobiography.
Here is an interview Chris Jericho did with Rich Eisen to promote No Is A Four Letter Word.
While WWE Superstars may receive praise for their work ethic, a lot of them certainly have the aptitude to be successful in Hollywood. People like Xavier Woods, Dean Ambrose and Sasha Banks are very talented and are capable of finding mainstream success.
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