Legendary WWE Manager Recalls How Vince McMahon Comes Up With Bizarre Storylines

Published 10/11/2021, 7:57 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)


It was the genius of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon who put an end to the infamous “Monday Night War” between the WWE (then WWF) and WCW in the 90s. And it is Vincent Kennedy McMahon who made pro-wrestling such a global phenomenon. However, it was always a hit-and-trial method for him.

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There have been multiple storylines that have elevated the status of a superstar. While there have been some storylines that were downright rejected by the WWE universe.

Former WWE manager, Dutch Mantell detailed in a recent interview about the casual approach which Vince McMahon kept while selecting or brainstorming a particular storyline.

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HOUSTON – APRIL 04: WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, left, shakes hands with WWE 2009 Hal of Fame inductee Stone Cold Steve Austin at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania’s WWE Hall of Fame at the Toyota Center on April 4, 2009, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)

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Dutch Mantell recalls an incident he had with Vince McMahon

Mantell was an integral part of WWE during the mid-1990s. From being a backstage WWE executive to being the on-screen manager of former WWE Champion Jack Swagger, Mantell was involved in various things.

Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s ‘Smack Talk’ podcast, Mantell detailed how Vince McMahon thinks and operates creative ideas. He confessed it is almost like a joke to Vince. And how he casually just talks about a topic and then gets behind it to execute it.

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“He does things on a whim. I guarantee he does. Vince says, “Well, damn it! Let’s trust something crazy” and he does it. Like The Gobbledy Gooker. You remember that? He just did it as a joke because every booker does that. He does something that he kinda like and he can play with. That’s how it goes. There’s no rhyme, no reason, and no sense to it,” he said.

Eventually, there have been some questionable storylines/gimmicks that the WWE superstar had to do just because Vince McMahon asked them to do it.

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However, it’s the sheer brilliance of WWE’s chairman that the WWE has become the biggest wrestling promotion on this planet.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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