Vince McMahon Went Against His Trusted Employees for This WWE Superstar

Published 12/19/2021, 7:30 AM EST


WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has shown his trust in a handful of superstars in the past. One recent superstar is WWE Raw wrestler Austin Theory who is getting a lot of screen time with the boss on TV.

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However, McMahon went sideways for another SmackDown wrestler when the rest of the locker room thought that he was a bit “loud” on the program. The superstar is Rick Boogs, who is seen with the reigning Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Now, Boogs has mesmerized the WWE Universe with his outstanding guitar solos and his over-the-top vocal skills.

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Boogs made his debut for the company in the middle of the Thunderdome Era and eventually, became a fan favorite because of his antics with Nakamura. However, the rest of the locker room and some authorities backstage didn’t like the way the SmackDown superstar portrayed himself with such loud solos and screams.

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Vince McMahon backed up Rick Boogs

Rick Boogs, recently sat down for an interview with GiveMeSport and revealed how Vince McMahon reacted to his work during the Performance Center era during the pandemic.

Boogs reflected on the time when he did his guitar and vocal gig for the first time in front of the digital WWE Universe and confessed that everybody loved it.

However, he said that multiple higher-ups within the company and other wrestlers wanted him to “tone it down” while performing out there.

“The first day, I think we did it, and I was more high energy than ever because I was fresh and the whole pandemic was going on…,” said Boogs. “So, I was like just screaming my head off and going crazy and like, higher-ups were like, ‘You’ve got to tone it down a little bit, take it back a notch.’ I was like, ‘Eh, we’ll see about that,’ and I just kept it up.”

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Eventually, Vince McMahon stepped in and addressed several wrestlers who advised Boogs to tone it down, and told them to let him do what he does best and let him entertain people.

“I heard that Vince just wanted, you know, he was like, ‘Let him just be himself,’. Doing that over and over again, I got over with a lot of people. Especially when I got called up, and I was in the locker room with everyone on the regular, they all expressed how they appreciated the high energy, right?” he said.

It is good to see that Vince appreciated what Boogs was doing differently than the rest of the locker room and let him get to the crowd in his own ways.

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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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