Vince McMahon remains one of the most controversial names in the history of professional wrestling. Fans call him crazy and many can’t understand him, but it is undeniable that there is a method to his madness. In fact, he once needed to be convinced to not get pushed off a stage while in a dumpster.
Vince McMahon’s passion for the pro wrestling business is unparalleled. He is a perfectionist and is never afraid to put his own body on the line when needed.
The year 1998 marked a pivotal moment in the history of WWE, as the company was on the brink of a new era of growth and recognition. This period, known as the Attitude Era, was characterized by WWE’s bold approach to entertainment that helped them emerge victorious in the Monday Night War and establish themselves as a global brand.
The Attitude Era was marked by boundary-pushing content, with Superstars like Steve Austin and D-Generation X pushing the limits with their provocative language and physicality. The Superstars also began to take more dangerous and death-defying risks, elevating the intensity of their performances to new heights.
The alter egos of Foley and Funk, Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie, were locked in a fierce rivalry with The New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg & Billy Gunn. On February 2, 1998, this feud escalated to new heights when Road Dogg & Billy Gunn shoved a dumpster onto Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie, who were lying inside.
While speaking on the latest Foley is Pod, Mick Foley revealed that Vince McMahon had to be talked out of taking that bump himself earlier in the day.
“Vince McMahon had to be talked out of taking a dumpster bump earlier in the day,” Mick recalled. “He wanted to do it himself [laughs]. I was like, ‘Vince, you own and run this company. We don’t know what’s going to happen. What happens if you’re badly hurt?”
Mick then imitated Vince’s response, “‘I would never want any of you to do something that I wouldn’t be willing to do.’ Then I pulled him over to the side. I was like, Vince, it’s my gimmick, right? You’re gonna kill my gimmick if you’re taking the same bumps I’m taking.”
Vince McMahon could also stand to get a ton of money if WWE gets sold. Regardless, we will have to wait and see what Vince McMahon will end up doing in the coming weeks.
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