WWE Hall of Famer Doesn’t Think Vince McMahon Was “Creative Genius”
Vince McMahon receives credit for being a “creative genius” that he does not deserve, claims a WWE Hall of Famer.
Shortly after WrestleMania 39, it was announced that Vince McMahon had sold WWE, the company he purchased from his father in 1982 for $1 million.
Despite selling to Endeavor, McMahon was given the position of Executive President, allowing the former WWE Champion to oversee the company once again.
During the 1990’s McMahon was at war with Eric Bischoff and WCW. The battle ended when WWE purchased WCW and ECW in 2001.
Eric Bischoff has been reflecting on the rivalry, and has shared his thoughts on Vince McMahon, claiming the 1999 Royal Rumble winner is not a “creative genius”.
Bischoff, who would later go on to work for McMahon in WWE, was appearing on the My Bizness podcast, and explained his opinion, but also praised the success of his former boss.
“That’s true. One of the things that I think…. Vince McMahon gets a lot of credit for, things that I think he shouldn’t get credit for, I don’t think he’s the most creative person in the world. I never have. I never will.
I mean he is creative, don’t get me wrong. I am not taking anything away from his creative. He’s come up with some amazing stuff. But he’s also shit the bed frequently. Where Vince’s true genius, in my opinion, and this is the part that is so rare. This is where Vince in his own way falls into the [category]…. so this will be controversial, but people like Elon Musk, Vince McMahon, [Michael] Bloomberg.
Those people who build, they start out with a vision. They’re sitting in a lawn chair somewhere, drinking a beer, or they are sitting on a beach or walking down the street, and they have an idea, just an idea. They’re able to take that thought, this intangible, neuro-electrical impulse and turn it into a tangible, viable vision that employs thousands of people and generates billions of dollars.”
Bischoff feels that Vince McMahon has “amazing vision” and compared this to Ted Turner, and how people responded to Turner’s decision to create a 24 hour news channel.
“I find that fascinating. While Vince often gets credits for being a creative genius, like I said, I don’t think he is. But I think in terms of a visionary, he’s right up there. He’s right up there with Ted Turner. Ted Turner was the guy who, everybody thought he was nuts. [He said] ‘People will watch 24 hour global news’ and everybody thought he was high, he was nuts. Turns out he was right.
There are people like that in our lives that have these visions and talk about them and manifest them. We look at them. It’s like ‘Wow, can you believe that guy?’ But Vince McMahon, in his own way, by comparing him, relating him, but he’s in that category of people that have an amazing vision. Here’s the important part – the passion, and the undeniability to achieve it.”
Bischoff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 and recently appeared on Raw during the 2023 WWE Draft.
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