10 Lessons You Can Learn From Vince McMahon To Become A Billionaire
7. Let The Women Lead
There's a clear correlation in the exposure of women to the WWE audience and the company's financial success. Whenever women have factored into the company in a significant manner, the company has seen its highest profits. In 1985, pop sensation Cyndi Lauper played a key role in the first Wrestlemania. Just after the company's public offering? Chyna was a superstar with a New York Times best-seller, Lita was with the Hardys, Trish Stratus debuted, and overall there were a dozen women with contributing roles on the roster. In WWE 2014 there's the company's Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, and as well the female grapplers featured weekly on the E! Network's "Total Divas" program. The 30-year trajectory of VInce McMahon and WWE's wealth increase as related to the increased importance of women in the company is intriguing for certain.
Besides having been an independent professional wrestling manager for a decade, Marcus Dowling is a Washington, DC-based writer who has contributed to a plethora of online and print magazines and newspapers writing about music and popular culture over the past 15 years.