Mr. McMahon (Vince McMahon)
- Mr. McMahon (Vince McMahon)
- United States
- 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
- 248 lb (112 kg)
- 1969 (ring announcer) 1971 (commentator) 1998 (wrestler)
- Date of Birth
- August 24, 1945
Vincent Kennedy McMahon, better known as Vince McMahon or Mr. McMahon, was born on August 24, 1945. He is a prominent figure in professional wrestling, having served as the chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since taking over the company from his father in the 1980s.
Career History and Evolution
Starting in the 1970s, McMahon worked as an in-ring announcer for WWE (then known as WWF). In the 1980s, he transitioned into the business side of the industry, pushing WWE into the national spotlight with the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection and the first WrestleMania.
Vince created the Mr. McMahon character—a ruthless and domineering figure—in the late 1990s during the Attitude Era. This was in response to the real-life Montreal Screwjob incident. He then became involved in some of the most popular storylines and feuds in the industry.
Championships and Statistics
Despite being primarily a non-wrestling character, Mr. McMahon won the WWF Championship in 1999. He’s also a Royal Rumble winner, having won the event in 1999.
Major Matches and Rivalries
Perhaps his most notable rivalry was with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Their feud was the backbone of the Attitude Era, and it helped WWE win the ratings war against WCW. McMahon has also had notable feuds with Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, and his own children, Stephanie and Shane McMahon.
Tag Team Partners and Allies
Mr. McMahon often enlisted the help of various wrestlers and figures for his battles, including “The Stooges” (Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco), The Corporation, and D-Generation X.
As the head of WWE, McMahon has led partnerships with countless sponsors over the decades, including Snickers, Mattel, 2K Games, and many others.
Vince is married to Linda McMahon, with whom he has two children: Shane and Stephanie McMahon. Both children have had significant on-screen roles in WWE, with Stephanie being the current CBO (Chief Brand Officer) and Shane making periodic appearances. Vince’s wife, Linda, served as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration under President Donald Trump.
As an occasional competitor, Mr. McMahon’s finishing move was the “McMahon Stunner,” a mimicry of Steve Austin’s Stone Cold Stunner.
In-Ring Attire and Entrance Music
McMahon’s in-ring attire typically consists of black slacks and a black referee shirt. He also has worn traditional wrestling gear for some of his matches. His entrance theme is “No Chance in Hell” by Peter Bursuker and Adam Morenoff, perfectly suiting his authoritarian character.
In conclusion, Vince McMahon’s influence over professional wrestling cannot be overstated. As an executive, he’s responsible for WWE’s rise to global prominence. As Mr. McMahon, he has provided countless memorable moments and contributed significantly to WWE’s storylines.