Vince McMahon is a man of many arcane behaviours.
The WWE Chairman hates sneezing, famously telling Steve Austin "I sneezed! I should be better than that. I should be able to control that" after letting one out. Upon learning that Gerald Brisco had a weak stomach, Vince tried to make him vomit by farting in his face, only to accidentally sh*t himself, cut a whole in-ring promo without changing, then chase Brisco down backstage with his poopy drawers. He once let the Hart Foundation hit their finisher on him while drunk in a strip club. Jim Ross had to sell McMahon on the popularity of Asian pornography before he'd hire Gail Kim, leaving the WWE chief baffled.
The list goes on. He might be the most interesting person alive.
Knowing all of this, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to know it often takes a touch of the unconventional to impress Vince. An immensely successful businessman he may be, but he's also a deeply eccentric billionaire whose way of thinking is equal parts genius and madness, though the examples within definitely lean towards the latter.
Let's take a look at some of the weirder things to pop the boss...
8. The Miz: Possessed Great Legs
Mike Mizanin is a shining example of how far a wrestler can go with a bit (okay, a lot) of charisma and a tremendous work ethic, having grafted his way from green reality TV star to one of the most well-rounded Sports Entertainers of his era since entering WWE through Tough Enough in 2004. Take nothing away from his success; he deserves every last drop of it.
It's safe to say that Miz won Vince McMahon over a long time ago. The aforementioned factors likely had much to do with this, as did something a little more obtuse: his legs.
As 'The A-Lister' told ESPN back in 2009, a backstage conversation with the Chairman prompted his switch from wearing shorts in the ring to trunks. "You look great in trunks, kid," Vince said. "You've got great legs. You should we wearing trunks."
Aesthetics are as important as anything else in wrestling and as Miz put it himself, "when Vince tells you you have great legs and that you need to be wearing trunks, you're wearing trunks."
Chris Jericho found himself in a similar situation one year prior, switching from full-length tights to trunks at the boss' behest.