A WWE Hall of Famer claims he knew something big was going on with WWE a few months before Vince McMahon returned.
You don’t have to look far to find negative comments from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. From fans to wrestlers, it’s as polarizing as it is. However, unlike fans, many past and present professional wrestlers have had real-world experience with this man himself. One such wrestler is WWE Hall of Famer Edward Farhat, known as The Sheik or The Original Sheik. In a recent interview, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam mentioned that Farhat appreciated McMahon after training with him for a while. “He was telling stories while we ate dinner after ring practice,” RVD begins in “10 Count with Steve Fall.” “He’s talking about how he trained Greg Valentine and the Butcher Abdullah, and he even had Vince. He said Vince was a kid when he kept him at home for a while.”
RVD also notes that when Farhat says he coaches wrestlers, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s their sole trainer. In fact, Farhat has been said to use the term “trained” quite liberally when applying it to many performers in the industry. More often than not, it just means they were “abandoned” to hang out with him. “If someone looks up and says. “No Iron Sheik was trained by this guy!” It doesn’t matter,” RVD added, “He’s got his hands on everything.”
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A WWE Hall of Famer claims he knew something big was going on with WWE a few months before Vince McMahon returned. When McMahon retired in July, some wondered if he was really gone. McMahon remains a major shareholder of WWE. His retirement was short-lived as he was reinstated to the Board of Directors and Executive Chairman of WWE.
On a recent episode of “Foley Is Pod,” wrestling legend Mick Foley opened up about his positive relationship with McMahon. “I empathize with Vince and I care a lot about Vince as a person,” Foley said. “I’ve had ups and downs with him over the years, but it’s mostly business. I’ve always respected him, I’ve always really liked him and I wanted to make sure the guy meant a lot to him. big in my life to be happy.”
Foley said he was warned “something could happen” months ago regarding the WWE changeover. McMahon said one of the main reasons he returned to WWE was due to the possibility of selling the company. Beyond the commercial talks, many fans wonder what this means for WWE’s creative team. Paul “Triple H” Levesque took over as chief content officer after McMahon’s retirement. McMahon has returned to the saddle, but WWE says Levesque remains creatively responsible. Even if that were the case, some wouldn’t rule out the possibility that McMahon sold to a company that would allow him to take on creative planning.
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