It’s often said that it’s the bigger person who can forgive and forget when they’re wronged. Forgiveness is something you do for yourself as much as for anyone else: it allows you to let the anger and resentment go, put the past behind you, and move on.
Over the last four decades, Vincent Kennedy McMahon has been involved in more scandalous spats with people in the wrestling business than any other man in history. Yet the truism goes that, given time, anyone can come back to work for the WWE again. Business is business, after all: and Vince is happy to forgive anyone for anything if there’s money to be made.
Thing is, that’s not quite true.
Normally, you can fall out one of two ways in business. If it’s nothing personal, you might simply decide never to do business with them again. If you hold a grudge, on the other hand, you might well choose to work with that person again. After all, money is money... and it might give you the chance to get a little payback...
Over the years, Vince McMahon has ‘forgiven’ personae non gratae like Bret Hart, Madusa, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Brock Lesnar, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and most recently Jeff Jarrett, usually because it made good business sense to do so.
But what about the people that, to date, he’s refused to forgive? In ascending order of HELL NO, here’s the rundown...
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