Vince McMahon: King of Wrestling,
Entertainment and Media
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may call him every bad name in the book, you may boo
and hiss at the very sight of him, but make no mistake
about it, if Vincent Kennedy McMahon were not the
ruthless, driven, cocky Chairman of World Wrestling
Entertainment, WWE would not be the pre-eminent global
provider of entertainment that it is today.
all started in 1982 when Mr. McMahon made the decision
to purchase what was once called the World Wide Wrestling
Federation from his father, Vincent, Sr. The senior
McMahon had tried to persuade his son to not enter
the business, but as would become a legendary McMahon
trait, Mr. McMahon was defiant and he not only entered
the family business, but he revolutionized
March of 1985, McMahon embarked on what would become
the very event to make sports entertainment the global
phenomenon that it is today. It would be called WrestleMania
and it was such an overwhelming success that 20 years
later, it is still the biggest annual event in sports
entertainment. In a mere three decades, Mr. McMahons
passion and vision has made this industry what it
is today and the vision has not faded one bit as he
is still at the top of his game.
other corporate executives choose to keep a low profile
or not be a part of their own product, Mr. McMahon
is right there in the mix, appearing regularly on
WWE television and even mixing it up in the ring.
He participated in some of the most highly-anticipated
matches in WWE history and his rivalries with Stone
Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan parallel some of
the most heated matches in the long history of sports
entertainment. He is even famous for taking action
against his own family when they stand in his way
and has tried on numerous occasions to drive his own
wife, son, and daughter out of the industry. Unfortunately
for Mr. McMahon, the passion he displays is an inherited
trait and the battles within the McMahon family continue
to this day.
say his actions against members of his own family
and fan-favorite Superstars are too much to bear?
Keep in mind that before Mr. McMahon, sports entertainment
was a regional series of wrestling territories with
no national television exposure and little public
fanfare. It was Mr. McMahons vision that brought
about the very first WrestleMania and all of the subsequent
major events in sports entertainment that continue
to take place to this day.
excuse Mr. McMahon if he does not care about the boos.
Excuse him if he does whatever it takes to rid those
who speak out against him, whether it is Stone Cold
Steve Austin, the Undertaker, or another member of
the McMahon family. Excuse him if he simply does not
he is Mr. McMahon and he has earned to right
to do just about whatever he wants. And if you have
a problem with that, he will prove to you that you
never cross the boss!
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DVD, Available August 22nd, Offers Inside Look at
the Dichotomy of Vince McMahon
August 4, 2006
STAMFORD, Conn., August 4, 2006 - Just who is Vincent
Kennedy McMahon? Is he the outrageous owner and Chairman
of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who appears
on WWE® Raw® and Smackdown®? Or is he
the philanthropist and family man who also focuses
on what would be best for his company? Perhaps they
are one in the same? The comprehensive DVD "McMahon,"
being released August 22nd, will offer the first ever
in-depth look at both sides of Vince McMahon and how
his vision has changed the scope of sports entertainment.
chronicles the time from McMahon's entry into the
family business to the current character Mr. McMahon
and private citizen Vincent Kennedy McMahon. As the
DVD illustrates McMahon's adjustment from on-air announcer/off-screen
owner to the tyrannical on-screen Mr. McMahon, viewers
can make their own assessment of what is fact and
what is fiction. With never-before-seen candid commentary
from WWE employees and talent as well as family, friends,
and competitors, "McMahon" attempts to make
sense of what perceptions of Vince McMahon are true
and what are merely extensions of the character he
plays on television.
compelled Vince McMahon to go against his own sensibilities
to portray the sinister and cutthroat Mr. McMahon?
How did his family react to his request of them to
become on-air characters, as well as some of the more
outrageous storylines McMahon has asked them to be
a part of? What do the WWE Superstars think about
McMahon and what he expects of his employees? What
experiences have caused McMahon to re-evaluate how
he views the world around him? "McMahon"
attempts to provide the answers to those questions
and more in this 2-disc DVD set.
included in this release is a bonus disc with four
hours of extra material featuring Mr. McMahon®'s
brutal battles with Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve
Austin, Undertaker®, Ric Flair®, and
his son Shane.
others such as Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and Richard
Branson have also displayed the flair and presence
of the original company owner-cum-public face, what
makes Vince McMahon successful in both personae is
entirely unique. "McMahon" provides a detailed
picture of why Vince McMahon transcends all others.
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