Vince McMahon Held Grudge With People That Left WWE Says Hall Of Famer

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A WWE Hall of Famer has shed some light on Vince McMahon holding a grudge toward people that left his company.

There have been many stories over the last 40 years about Vince McMahon having anger issues at times whether it’s on WWE TV or behind the scenes. The man has a lot of quirks to him.

Whether a talent was a Hall of Fame performer or somebody lower on the roster, Vince has been known to humiliate performers for his own amusement. When Vince McMahon ran WWE for the past 40 years (prior to his July 2022 retirement), many people often say that he booked the shows for an audience of one – himself

Jake “The Snake” Roberts is a WWE Hall of Famer that had multiple stints in the company. In 1996, Roberts was in the role of a veteran babyface that was trying to overcome alcohol addiction while also mentioning religion at times. Roberts lost the 1996 King of the Ring finals to a rising star named “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

After all, if it wasn’t for Roberts doing that and mentioning things like John 3:16 then “Stone Cold” Steve Austin likely never would have said, “Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass.” From that speech, Austin 3:16 would go on to be a record t-shirt seller.

On a recent episode of his Snake Pit podcast, Jake Roberts spoke about how Vince McMahon had Jerry Lawler use alcohol to taunt him because Vince held a grudge with Roberts about leaving WWE a few years earlier.

“I didn’t like it. It was Vince taking a shot. When you leave Vince McMahon and he’s not the one firing you and getting rid of you, he doesn’t like it. He holds a grudge. He’s a grudge-holding son of a bitch and he’ll take his time to get ya too. He’ll start doing little things and then he’ll graduate to maybe Jerry Lawler throwing whiskey in my face and making a joke out of that s**t.”

Roberts continued to explain why he hated being a part of the angle while commenting more about his SummerSlam 1996 match with Lawler.

“You know, they don’t make jokes out of that s**t anymore. It should have never been done. Jerry Lawler himself speaks up about that. And it was horrible to be asked to do it, and especially with where I was coming from. I mean, you’re going to persecute me for being a Christian? Really? Wow, dude.”

H/T 411Mania