• Vince McMahon Reportedly Used Terms That Weren’t Socially Acceptable
Vince McMahon has retired from WWE after being a part of it for almost 50 years.
He was forced to retire due to the hush money scandal and now various stories are coming out about him.
Fightful Select released the following updates regarding Vince’s backstage behaviour:
“Many within the creative process who said that many of the creative writers’ assistants effectively needed to ‘filter’ Vince themselves in ways.
Specifically, we were told that the assistants often had to know what to not write for Vince McMahon when taking notes for him. We’ve also heard that the ‘minutes are heavily edited’.
We’re told this has largely been the case for a long time. It ranged from Vince saying things that would appear insensitive or offensive, to ‘oh god, what did he just say?’ moments, all the way to simple kayfabe things as well.
Some of the stories included McMahon constantly calling people the wrong names, or using terms that weren’t socially acceptable, and that even he himself would have never allowed on television.
Another former production employee said ‘if a live feed of Vince McMahon on a headset any given night ever made it out, that it would provide a picture of that production experience, especially for the announcers.
There were plenty of times he was in a good mood, but he would blow up at the most ridiculous things and act like they ruined an angle that was far past its expiration date anyway.’”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 27, 2000) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2000, we lost Old School WWF Legend Old School Wrestling announcer Gordon Solie (Real name: Francis Labiak) at the age of 71 due to throat cancer.
Gordon Solie was famous for doing commentary for various NWA territories like Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, USA Championship Wrestling, … among a few others, before ultimately staying with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the 90s.
He’s widely considered one of the greatest play-by-play announcers in professional wrestling history.
Solie was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008, by another great play-by-play commentator, Jim Ross.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 26, 1929 – July 27, 2000