It really seems that life is all about priorities. This is something that legendary pro wrestling photographer, George Napolitano, realized pretty early in his career, when he had to make a pretty big decision.

Napolitano recently made an appearance on Busted Open Radio, wherein he recounted the fateful incident that took place back in the 1980s. It seems like Napolitano had come across the job offer of a lifetime.

Vince McMahon, who was the Chairman of the WWE at the time, offered Napolitano the opportunity to run his magazine. The only catch? Napolitano would have to leave New York and move to Stamford, Connecticut.

“Vince knew he was taking over the country and we had a meeting; he called me in. He said, ‘I’m going to take over the wrestling world, so I’m going to be the only wrestling people are going to see.’ And he says, ‘I would like you to run my magazine.’ … He offered me a job before they did anything, but I was married, I had two children, and I didn’t want to leave New York to go to Stamford, Connecticut, not knowing what I was going to get. And I said, ‘I enjoy what I’m doing, traveling, taking pictures all over.’ He said, ‘Well, that might end when I take over everything.'”

As Napolitano stated, he had a family to worry about. Moreover, Napolitano also clarified to McMahon that he enjoyed his existing job, traveling and taking pictures all over.

McMahon, of course, proceeded to take over the wrestling world, as he had mentioned, taking WWE to new heights, and eclipsing the competition in the process.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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