A former writer for WWE has commented on what Vince McMahon told him when the boss thought they were paying too much attention to the critics.
Once upon a time, Brian Solomon plied his trade as a writer for WWE, with his career in the company also encompassing writing for WWE magazine.
As Solomon explained on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast, his idea for the magazine to feature a rundown of the greatest steel cage matches in history went down like a missed moonsault with the WWE Chairman:
“We wanted to do the greatest steel cage matches ever, and [McMahon] goes, ‘Boy, you guys really need to take your heads out of Dave Meltzer’s ass.’ I’m terrified, of course, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I’m like 30 years old, whatever it is, I’m just trying to feed my kids, and this crazy billionaire and his whims.”
However, despite his run-ins with Vince McMahon, Brian Solomon also revealed a softer side to the sports entertainment titan:
“There would be other times when he’d be totally agreeable and nice and warm, talk to me about his family, his kids, his father, tell me these stories about when he was a kid and the things that he saw.”
Vince McMahon is currently under investigation by WWE’s Board of Directors amid a scandal that includes misconduct allegations and suspicion of hush-money payments to ex-employees.