6. There Is No Sick
WWE.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 dont 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---thats 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, Whats wrong with you? Vince---Im Sick, I said. Vince looked me dead in the eye and delivered the line, THERE IS NO SICK. I never forget that to this day. And trust mehe wasnt kidding. This is a guy who gets IRRATE when he sneezes. IRRATE! You know why? Because he couldnt 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 fathers quirks.