Mick Foley Recalls Vince McMahon Saying “There’s Nothing I Wouldn’t Do To Get A Pop'”
According to Mick Foley, nothing was off-limits when it came to Vince McMahon and his quest for the biggest reactions.
When Vince McMahon was a regular on-screen character, he did and said many outlandish things. Some of his ideas were so controversial that they got him bad publicity. But if that bad publicity was balanced by huge pops from the crowd, then it was a risk worth taking.
One person who remembers this mentality of Vince McMahon’s firsthand was Mick Foley, who had many promos with Mr. McMahon over the years. Speaking on his Foley is Pod podcast, Foley explained that Vince really did embrace a ‘pop by any means necessary’ mentality.
“During one of those times, fireworks are going off, I’m writing down a couple of words on my hand and Vince comes up to me and goes, ‘Hey Mick, don’t forget when you’re out there to call Stephanie a bottom-feeding trashbag hoe bucket sleaze.’ He sees the look in my eyes and he goes, ‘Yes?’ I said ‘Vince, that’s your daughter.’ He looks at me, chuckles, and goes ‘Ya know, Mick, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to get a pop.'”
Additionally, Foley mentioned how members of Vince McMahon’s family had to go to extreme lengths to get the reactions Vince was after. On one occasion, Stephanie slapped her mother Linda and after the cameras were over, Foley saw the two “sobbing and holding each other.”
h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription