16 Facts About WWE Legend Vince McMahon
On 8th October 2016
I think it goes without saying at this point that there is no one who has done more for the world of sports entertainment than Vince McMahon. Love him or hate him, the leader of the McMahon family has permanently left his mark on the world of professional wrestling. With his 71st birthday later this month, why don't we take a look back at the career of this legendary figure and see what makes him the man he is.
1. Vince McMahon was once actually a billionaire, not just for the sake of his on screen persona. However, that time has passed, especially with the massive dip in WWE profits from 2014.
Given that he runs the biggest game in town though, I'm sure he's still comfortable.
2. WWE wasn't Vince's only attempt to capitalize on muscle-bound athletes performing. In an attempt to compete with the International Federation of Bodybuilders, Vince founded the World Bodybuilding Federation. After it wasn't as profitable as he hoped, it folded.
Work that body!
3. The WWE wasn't Vince's only attempt at sports entertainment either. He tried to found his own football league, the XFL. It's really difficult to compete with the NFL but Vince did help pioneer aerial camera shots for football coverage.
While it was a valiant effort, McMahon himself later deemed it a "colossal failure."
4. As if those weren't enough, wrestling wasn't the only angle he attempted with the WWE, once trying to open a WWE themed restaurant/nightclub in New York, aptly named WWF New York (back when the WWE was the WWF).
It lasted all of 4 years before they sold the lease to Hard Rock CafÃ© in 2003.