A WWE Hall of Famer has explained the lengths Vince McMahon would go to to ensure that his WWE Superstars weren’t gaining too much weight.
The former WWE Chairman has a reputation for favouring chiselled, muscular stars such as Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger, and John Cena to feature rather than those with different body types such as ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes of former Universal Champion, Kevin Owens.
Speaking on One on One, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long reveals the lengths Vince McMahon went to to keep an eye on his talent’s weight:
“Vince was always very aware about the weight. I mean, some days you’d go to TV there, and he’d have a scale. They’d already have a scale out, they’d weigh everybody, and then they’d write your name down and take that list back and give it to Vince.”
“I weighed one day and I think he comes back to me, and he was right because I was messing around and I’d put on a little bit, and he came right back to me and told me, ‘Hey, you’re putting on a little bit of weight there.’ I said ‘you’re exactly right, you’re right’ so they actually had a scale in the back and he kept up with everybody’s weight.”