WWE News: Vince McMahon makes surprising comment on Superstars who want time off
Vince McMahon was interviewed by Variety magazine this month and also made the cover. He discussed a number of things in the interview including the schedule WWE Superstars are on and the upcoming FOX deal.
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Vince McMahon made the cover of Variety this month and was also interviewed in the issue.
During the interview, Vince McMahon was asked about the grueling schedule WWE Superstars are on. Vince's reply came as a surprise to many and he said that anyone who wants time off is free to take it:
“Anybody who wants time off can get time off. That’s easy. In addition to that, it’s easy to weave a talent in and out of a storyline. If they get injured, you’re not expecting that. Or if they have a family matter. Our characters are real people with real problems. It’s a revolving situation where this talent will work these dates, that talent will work those dates.”
Vince McMahon was also asked about WWE's deal with FOX and how it could change things. Here's what the Chairman of WWE had to say:
“WWE talent will be appearing on [Fox] programming. It’s going to be a totally integrated approach. We’ve never had a platform like this in terms of promotion. Fox is going to go all-in, and they’re great promoters.”
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