Vince McMahon “Enjoys People Being Afraid Of Him”
Vince McMahon led WWE for the best part of four decades before retiring – albeit briefly – in the summer of 2022 and now one former star of the company has discussed his fear-based leadership style.
When McMahon stepped away from WWE, Triple H took over running the creative direction of WWE but those that had been part of the NXT brand already had experience working closely with The Game.
Speaking on his FTR podcast, current AEW star Dax Harwood explained the leadership style of both men and says he doesn’t think Triple H wanted to use the same “iron fist” that McMahon did:
“He enjoys being the alpha male, he enjoys people being afraid of him. I don’t think Hunter really wanted to rule with a sword, he wanted to rule with an iron fist and wanted people to respect him. Vince wanted to scare people into respecting him.”
“They’re both very approachable, but Hunter is also more receptive to your ideas. We can bounce ideas off of [him] and there were plenty of times when I did. His ideas always came with a great reason and it made sense.”
Dax Harwood has previously explained that he and his tag team partner Cash Wheeler “weren’t Hunter guys” during their time in WWE.