10 Insights Into Working With Vince McMahon

6. €œThere Is No Sick€

WWE.comWWE.com"There is no sick". That was a direct quote from Vince McMahon to me, while I tried to work through a pay-per-view and TV taping when in actuality I should have been in a hospital. Yes---I was that sick. I don€™t remember the year, or the event, all I remember is Ken Shamrock and The Rock had a match. I was so sick backstage that I was actually soaking wet with sweat, as I watched the show wearing a heavy over coat while SHAKING. I just wanted to go home---that€™s it. But, when you work for Vince---you go to work, there is no other option. That infamous line came from Vince the night prior at our production meeting when I was on the verge of DEATH while sitting next to him. After about an hour into the meeting, Vince looked at me somewhat annoyed and said, €œWhat€™s wrong with you?€ €œVince---I€™m Sick€, I said. Vince looked me dead in the eye and delivered the line, €œTHERE IS NO SICK.€ I never forget that to this day. And trust me€”he wasn€™t kidding. This is a guy who gets IRRATE when he sneezes. IRRATE! You know why? Because he couldn€™t CONTROL the sneeze. He also never---NEVER---wears a coat in the winter regardless of how cold it is. The frightening thing was that his son, Shane, was slowly, but surely, talking on all his father€™s €œquirks€.

Former head of creative for the WWF and WCW during the most crucial period in wrestling industry history. Currently working on pyroandballyhoo.com, writing weekly slideshows exclusively for WhatCulture.com.