2. Former WWE Writer Reveals Why Storyline With Vince McMahon’s Real Life Brother Was Dropped
During an appearance on “The World According To Wrestling” podcast, former WWE writer Court Bauer revealed why a storyline with Vince McMahon’s real life brother was dropped.
Bauer noted that Vince’s brother was supposed to come in on WWE programming after Vince McMahon’s death storyline in 2007. Below is what he said:
“I always think what could’ve been because we were gearing up to do something with Vince’s little known brother Roderick. His family was going to come in the following week and be part of the funeral for Vince McMahon and I was always pushing that I would love to get another side of the McMahon family involved with WWE. I think it would’ve been fascinating because people forget that Vince has a brother and I think that that story would’ve been amazing.
How Vince the tycoon he is, the ruthlessly aggressive guy, you know, took over the family business. His poor brother, what happened to him? And now there’s a refresh on the McMahon dynasty and all of the rivalries and stuff you could tell now, all of these new stories that are there because Roderick has children that you could play with in this setting.
But that was all scrapped when the Benoit family tragedy happened so… it’s one of those stories like a lot of wrestling. What could’ve happened.”