Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas made some interesting comments in August 2015 when speaking about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal: “I’m glad that he’s fighting [it], because it’s good for the game. It’s an entertainment business. It’s turning into the WWE really. It’s like the Vince McMahon stuff. Basically (Roger) Goodell is like Vince McMahon.” While Thomas was likely making a flippant remark when speaking about the NFL commissioner, he did bring up an interesting point when comparing the man tasked with leading the top sports organization in North America with the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Goodell and McMahon should theoretically not share many traits as it pertains to their business endeavors. Goodell is the head of what is, to the best of our knowledge, a legitimate sports competition in which players face off against each other in meaningful games. McMahon, meanwhile, is one of several people running a professional wrestling company that is based upon performers engaging in scripted fights that occur inside of a ring. The wrestlers involved in those matches are great athletes, yes, but they are also aware of who is going to win and who is going to lose before they enter a ring.
Both the NFL and WWE have earned plenty of bad press for a variety of reasons in the past, and Goodell and McMahon have, in multiple instances, been at fault for these stories seeing the light of day. McMahon has been criticized over the years for his performers using steroids and other illegal substances, for airing raunchy segments, and for the overall reputation that has hovered over the company for at least three decades. Considering all that has occurred in pro football since Goodell took over as commissioner of the NFL, McMahon may nevertheless be the better choice of the two.
10 McMahon is King
9 McMahon Has More Control Of His Athletes
8 McMahon is a Better Promo
7 McMahon is a Former World Champion
6 McMahon Squashed His Opponents
5 McMahon Created a WWE Alternative
4 McMahon Has Planned For The Future
3 McMahon Built An Empire
2 McMahon Has Sacrificed His Body
1 McMahon is Jacked
Have you seen any recent pictures of McMahon? The guy is absolutely shredded and he looks like a man who is in the best shape of his life rather than an individual who turned 70-years old in August of 2015. Say whatever you will about whatever substances McMahon may or may not allegedly be consuming to help him remain so jacked, you cannot deny that he looks like he would be able to handle his business in a real fight versus Goodell or against members of the WWE roster. Keep doing you, Vince. You are the gift that keeps on giving.
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