Vince McMahon on Firing WWE Superstars: “I Enjoy Firing People. It Gives Me a Warm Feeling in My Stomach”

Published 12/21/2021, 12:23 AM EST


WWE has come to terms with the release of over 100 superstars since 2020. While the mass releases have mystified many, it seems like WWE chairman Vince McMahon has finally confessed the reason why he let go of so many wrestlers.

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In a backstage segment with Raw superstar Austin Theory, McMahon addressed the fact that he is known to fire people. He also added that he feels good about it.

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Now we know that Vince just enjoys rubbing people off. However, this time it looks like he just said the “firing” thing for the sake of the script and putting over Austin Theory.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce a major international event, Wrestle Mania XXIX, at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/WireImage)

On this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Austin Theory lost a match against the former WWE Universal champion Finn Balor, specifically after Vince McMahon told him to win this one.

Vince McMahon almost fired Austin Theory on WWE Raw

The chairman confessed that he likes Theory but is a bit skeptical since he lost his match against Balor earlier in the night. Theory apologized, explained himself, and reassured Vince that he will get Finn Balor back.

Eventually, Vince looked straight to Austin and said that maybe he should fire him, and confessed that he loves firing people. Vince added that he didn’t become a ruthless billionaire by making minor adjustments.

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“You lost the match. But I don’t know what to do about it, but maybe I know. Maybe I should fire you. I enjoy firing people. It gives me a warm feeling in my stomach, like I just had a really good meal. But I’mma give you another chance, I will give you a rematch next week against Finn Balor.”

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It looks like McMahon has taken a special liking to Austin Theory as the new Raw superstar has been getting on-screen time with the chairman. Eventually, maybe WWE will try to put a bet on Theory and push him more.

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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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