The roles of Vince McMahon and Triple H make them the two most important people in the wrestling business. McMahon still has full control of what goes down on the on-screen product and behind the scenes action as the chairman and majority owner of WWE. Triple H is right behind him as the eventual successor to take over whenever McMahon relinquishes control. The current jobs of Triple H for the things we see on screen are running NXT, making the decision on what talents the company hires and contributing to ideas on the main roster.
Many fans want to see Triple H get control of Raw and SmackDown. The past few years have shown that Triple H has a different approach to the wrestling business that could lead to massive improvements. There are rumors about talent backstage also wanting to see the change take place as they prefer working under Triple H. However, the history of both men has shown Triple H and Vince each have their negative moments. Vince and Triple H each have a plethora of stories that paint them in a terrible light. We'll take a look at fifteen of the absolute worst behind the scenes stories about Triple H and Vince McMahon.
15 Vince Chased Gerald Brisco With Dirty Underwear
Vince McMahon enjoys potty humor more than anyone else in the wrestling business. Many jokes fail to connect with him but the ones to reach the levels of grossness will pop him. Jim Ross shared a story about McMahon’s sense of humor by describing one of his pranks. According to Ross, McMahon “shar***” in his pants backstage to set up the chain of events.
14 Triple H Trashed a Young CM Punk in Front of Locker Room
The biggest blemish on Triple H’s reputation will always be that he was the major reason for CM Punk leaving WWE. Punk apparently had a relationship with Vince McMahon based off respect even though they often clashed. Instead of Punk leaving with the chances of returning, the war between him and Triple H turned it into an ugly situation.
13 Vince Punishes Employees For Sneezing
Vince McMahon is quite eccentric with many ridiculous quirks to him. One story that adds to the theory that McMahon is more robot than human focuses on a weird belief he has. Former WWE writers have stated that Vince used to have a rule during backstage meetings that no one would be allowed to sneeze. The thought process from McMahon was that everyone should be strong enough to control a sneeze from taking place.
12 Vince Shuts Down Ideas When Hungry
Chris Jericho recently shared a story in his new book and during his book tour about another quirk to the personality that is Vince McMahon. According to Jericho, wrestlers should never pitch an idea to McMahon when he has yet to have lunch or dinner. McMahon apparently will turn down ideas no matter how good they are if he's hungry at the moment.
11 Triple H Tried to Ruin Chris Jericho's Career
Another story involving Chris Jericho took place during less enjoyable times for the star. The signing of Jericho by WWE in 1999 was a huge one that helped them further destroy WCW to win the Monday Night Wars. However, Jericho struggled early in his WWE career thanks to the locker room having a disdain for him.
10 Vince Tried To Shut Down Daniel Bryan's Push Due To Being Vegan
Daniel Bryan is without a doubt one of the most popular wrestlers in recent memory. No one could have expected Bryan would become the biggest star for a short time period in 2013-2014. Vince McMahon was forced into having Bryan headline WrestleMania XXX due to the fans supporting him too much to deny. For years prior to this moment, McMahon tried to shut down Bryan moving up the card.
9 Triple H Insulted Lilian Garcia's Looks
Triple H used to display a cruel sense of humor during his days as a wrestler that was rather despicable. In recent years, he has completely changed his ways into being a better person to deal with as his role is changing into the official boss soon. The old jokes of Triple H would see him bring down others for no reason whatsoever.
8 Vince Teaching Kelly Kelly How To Strip
Vince McMahon is a very confident owner that believes he can do anything. This was shown in a story shared by Bruce Prichard about Kelly Kelly’s early career in WWE. Kelly joined the ECW brand as an exhibitionist that would strip on a stage every single week during the show. WWE signed her at the age of 18 and she had minimal experience doing anything before then, including dancing.
7 Triple H Shut Down Love Triangle Storyline
One of the most memorable storylines of the Attitude Era featured the love triangle between Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle. Stephanie developed a crush on Angle while being married to Triple H starting a rare rivalry between two top stars. Fans bought into it and often cheered the face that would rival them even more for beating up both unlikeable personalities.
6 Vince Wanted Chris Jericho & Christian To Appear Nude In Front of Crowd
The hilarious segment of Chris Jericho and Christian’s “ass cream” humiliating them at the hands of the Dudleyz is still memorable today. However, it could have been memorable for all the wrong reasons. If you remember correctly, Jericho and Christian are stripped of their towels on the stage by Spike Dudley. The television blurs out their lower region but the crowd sees them wearing flesh colored underwear.
5 Am I Going Over?
An infamous story about Triple H has been passed around the internet is an unofficial meme at this point. Triple H was known for loving the spotlight during his time as a wrestler. The dream of Triple H was to be the biggest star of WWE and it often inspired him to be the World Champion. During one of his title reigns, Triple H delivered a memorable quote to a former WWE writer.
4 Vince Gets Jonathan Coachman Arrested As Part Of Prank
Vince McMahon’s gross sense of humor has been detailed but some of his pranks could get even more vicious. Former WWE and current ESPN broadcaster Jonathan Coachman shared a story that ended with him crying. Coachman was running a football betting pool backstage at the suggestion of Gerald Brisco that all the wrestlers took part in.
3 Triple H Wanted To Fire Edge Right Before His Main Event Run
The drama between Edge, Matt Hardy and Lita made Edge one of the most hated men in the locker room. Everyone thought less of Edge for sleeping with the girlfriend of one of his best friends. WWE however decided that Edge was more valuable than Matt Hardy. It resulted in Edge remaining under contract and Hardy being fired to avoid any drama. This only lasted a few months as fans chanting for Matt at every Raw led to his return.
2 Vince Encourages Wrestlers To Bully Other Talent
One of the biggest recent stories to hit the mainstream websites focused on JBL bullying Mauro Ranallo into leaving his job as the lead SmackDown commentator. Ranallo’s mental health issues took a hit when dealing with JBL’s antics. Many stories were revealed and discovered during this time frame about hazing and bullying in the world of WWE. It all traced back to Vince McMahon supporting this going down backstage.
1 Triple H Came Up With The Montreal Screwjob & Vince Said Yes
The Montreal Screwjob is still among the most controversial moments in wrestling history. Many people take credit for it, but the people closest to the situation have confirmed Triple H suggested the idea in a meeting with Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels. McMahon told Bret Hart the finish of the match would be a DQ but instead rang the bell Michaels had Hart in the Sharpshooter.
Regardless on your opinion of how Bret should have handled losing the title originally, the idea of a wrestler being lied to about the finish of a match is reckless and dangerous. Both Triple H and Vince showing such low morals and lower business acumen still paints them negatively for their roles in this incident happening. This situation should never taken place in a wrestling ring, but it happened at the request of the two most powerful men in wrestling today.
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