Vince McMahon dislikes being mentioned during the Hall Of Fame ceremony so much that he fired a writer after it happened on Saturday.
Normally the biggest talking point of WWE's Hall Of Fame ceremony each year is how long it takes. That some of the inductees take liberties and go on and on. Not this year. This year, we have other major talking points. Firstly, Bret Hart being attacked by a fan, and secondly, Triple H taking strange and unnecessary shots at AEW.
It turns out that something else pretty big happened off camera. PWInsider has reported that while the ceremony was going on, Vince McMahon fired a writer backstage. Robert Evans, who was paired with Hart for the ceremony, was apparently fired by the boss after The Hitman mentioned Mr. McMahon during his speech.
It's common knowledge that Mr. McMahon doesn't want the HOF to be about him in any way. That's why he rarely inducts anybody. The only two we can think of are Stone Cold and Donald Trump. However, we did not know that he doesn't even like his name to be mentioned during acceptance speeches. Hart mentioned the first time Mr. McMahon ever saw The Hart Foundation work. That reportedly set the boss off and when Evans took the blame, he was fired on the spot.
What makes this strange case even more curious is what happened later in the evening. During D-Generation X's induction, every member of the faction made sure to say Mr. McMahon's name as many times as possible. Until now, we assumed that was a joke due to the chairman not liking his name mentioned during the HOF ceremony. However, it now seems like a very untasteful joke about a writer losing his job just moments earlier.
There is so much talk out there about how picky Mr. McMahon can be that it is sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction. However, the more we hear about this case the more accurate it appears to be. If all of the above is 100% right, we sincerely hope DX wasn't making jokes at the writer's expense. Or that if they were, it's because Triple H knew he could use his sway to get Evans his job back later that night.