Ex-WWE Star Recalls Unique Bonding Experience With Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon

A former WWE superstar has revealed that when he would speak with Vince McMahon, the subject was usually about squats.

When it comes to former WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon, who used to run WWE for the past 40+ years, the man is very unique. One thing that a lot of people know about Vince is that he loves working out and staying in great shape.

Vince had no problem showing off his physique over the past 26 years whether he was getting in the ring with Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan or even Pat McAfee.

Rick Boogs is a former WWE star who says Vince McMahon’s departure from the company in July 2022 is what led to Boogs being released.

As for how Vince treated him, the workout warrior Boogs told Chris Van Vliet that he bonded with Vince over their love of the gym, including squats.

“The first time I met him. So it was in Stamford. It was like the WWE tour or whatever. And everyone’s like, trying to be like, respected. I’m not an ass-kisser, I don’t care. It might be to my detriment but at the same time, I think it’s why people like me as well. So everyone’s like Vince, nice to meet you, sir. And I see him like ‘Vince, where’s the gym? What the hell? Give me a tour.’ He’s like [laughs] ‘How much weight do you think you can pit shark?’ I’m like dude, ‘I don’t know, I maxed the thing out I’ve done as many plates as you can fit.’

“I say you know you can get those thin plates, the kilo plates. He says, ‘How much weight do you think you can get on them?’ ‘I don’t know. I mean, I’m not a mathematician, couple 1000?’ Meanwhile, the other people are just awkward while we are male bonding about pit shark squats.”

Rick Boogs Had “Greatest Conversation Ever” With Vince McMahon

According to Boogs, he would go on to have an incredible conversation with Vince while noting that other people were scared of the boss.

“And another time at TV they say, ‘Oh my god Boogs, Vince wants to talk to you.’ I don’t know what [it was about], they’re freaking me out. He wants to talk to you. He thinks that you’re a yes man, you’re not listening, you’re not doing what he wants you to do. Oh sh*t, okay. So I go in there and I’m like ‘what’s up Vince?’ And I said ‘Hey, by the way, I was at a gym today. And I just did like 585 on squat or whatever.’ [Vince says] ‘What do you squat?’ ‘I tell him I go as low as possible.'”

“We are talking about squats, it is like the greatest conversation ever. Everyone is intimidated by him. I’ve always had a great [relationship], we just talked about lifting, about squats. It’s always about squats.”

During his WWE career, Boogs never won a championship, but he did get featured on Smackdown when he was the guitarist and tag team partner of CM Punk in 2021 and 2022 before an untimely injury put him on the shelf for a long time.