Vince McMahon Admitted Ex-WWE Star’s Constant Losing Was A Rib

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A former WWE World Champion recalls what Vince McMahon told him about why he was losing so many matches on television.

Vince McMahon is no longer running World Wrestling Entertainment, the company he built up to be worth nearly $10 billion when Endeavor acquired it in September 2023. That’s because the former Chairman McMahon had several misdeeds while running WWE.

It was reported earlier this week that the Janel Grant sexual trafficking lawsuit against McMahon has been paused due to an investigation by the US government, which could lead to criminal charges against the former WWE boss.

For over 40 years, McMahon was running every aspect of WWE, especially the creative direction, which meant he determined who won and lost the matches on the company’s television shows.

Nic Nemeth worked for WWE as Dolph Ziggler (and before that Nicky of the Spirit Squad) for nearly 20 years before his September 2023 release from the company. During his run, Ziggler had a lot of success with many championships including two brief reigns as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Even though Ziggler did win a lot of titles in WWE, there was a perception that he was underused and lost way too often.

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During an appearance on Francine’s Eyes Up Here podcast, Nemeth spoke about how WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson was a big supporter of his while others in the WWE creative process may not have been. That led to Nemeth being told a strange reason why Vince McMahon booked him the way that he did.

“Either nobody is rooting for you in the meeting because you’re not 6’5” or 300 pounds or you’re not Vince’s [Vince McMahon] or Hunter’s [Triple H] favorite guy, so no one is going to be like, ‘Yeah, that’s a good idea, boss. I like him too.’ There is not one of those things. Then, there is also the other extreme where Pat Patterson was a big fan of mine, and he was more of a consultant, so some months he is there every TV, sometimes he’s talking to Vince all the time, and some months he’s gone for a few weeks.”

“He (Patterson) was a little bit older and enjoying his life. Sometimes, there is nobody there, and if nobody has your back, it’s tricky already because I’m not a legacy, I don’t have any inside information or nobody is looking out for you.”

“Also, I got to a point where the top of the top, other than Vince, pulled me aside and said, ‘Pat pushes for you so much because he says such great things and sees such great things in you, that we’re actively ribbing him by having you lose every week.’ He laughed when he said it. I go, ‘That’s funny, but that’s my career where I already lose 80% of the time, now I’m losing 95% of the time. Come on.’ They thought it was a cool thing to tell me.”

Nic Nemeth is currently a part of pro wrestling’s independent wrestling scene while also appearing as a top star in TNA Wrestling. Nic Nemeth and his brother Ryan will challenge The System’s Eddie Edwards & Bryan Myers for the TNA Tag Team Titles at TNA Against All Odds on June 14th.

H/T Fightful