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Overview (4)

Born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameVincent Kennedy McMahon
Nicknames Genetic Jackhammer
Vinny Mac
Mr. McMahon
The Boss
Higher Power
Junior
No Chance
VKM
The Mac Attack
The Mac Daddy
Daddy Mac
Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

In the world of sports and sports entertainment, few promoters have been as successful as Vincent K. McMahon.

He was born Vincent Kennedy McMahon on August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, to Victoria (Askew) and Vincent McMahon, a second-generation wrestling promoter. The young Vince eventually transformed his father's regional wrestling promotion, the northeastern U.S.'s World-Wide Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Federation, or WWF), into a worldwide success. Vince, who attended Fishborne Military School as a youth, was a star wrestler in high school. He eventually graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in marketing. By the early 1970s, the younger Vince convinced his father to hire him as promoter for his company, Capitol Wrestling Corp. (which promoted wrestling events as the WWF) He promoted his first WWF wrestling card in 1971 (in Bangor, Maine); the event was a rousing success, and started Vince Jr.'s rise to professional wrestling glory. In 1972, the then 27-year-old McMahon began providing play-by-play commentary for the WWF's weekly syndicated program; at the same time, he helped increase market clearances for the WWF's syndicated programs from nine northeastern U.S. stations (in 1972) to more than triple that by 1980. In 1982, the younger Vince purchased the Capitol Wrestling Corp. from his ailing father (he died in 1984), and began planning a vision to become the world's largest and most successful wrestling enterprise by giving the WWF a much broader audience. McMahon accomplished that through combining the traditional sport of wrestling with elements from the entertainment world (hence the term, sports entertainment); and giving the promotion a national audience (by promoting WWF events and selling airtime to local stations nationwide; airing weekly programs and pay-per-view events on cable and satellite TV). He also initiated one of the first successful major wrestling events, 1985's WrestleMania.

However, McMahon's ride to success hasn't always been smooth -- in the early 1990s, allegations of steroid use among top superstars and other misconduct within the WWF nearly ruined Vince and his company. Also, ventures into the realms of bodybuilding (the World Bodybuilding Federation) and professional football (the XFL) failed miserably. For years, McMahon was engaged in a bitter ratings and promotions war with Ted Turner's wrestling ventures (the last being World Championship Wrestling (WCW); it was a battle Turner commanded at one point. McMahon eventually won the battle and today enjoys one of the world's most successful entertainment dynasties. His family -- wife, Linda; son, Shane, and daughter-in-law Marissa; and daughter Stephanie -- all play key roles in the family venture. McMahon is recognized today by many -- supporters and foes alike -- as a fearless and visionary promoter who turned the regional wrestling promotion WWF into a global sensation.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Spouse (1)

Linda McMahon (6 August 1966 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Finishing move: The Corporate Elbow/MacElbow (Feint Leg Drop to Elbow Drop, his version of the People's Elbow)
Finishing move: The MacStunner (his version of the Stone Cold Stunner)
Trademark move: The MacWonder (Low Blow)
Trademark: Return of the Mac (goes on hiatus; and dramatically, unexpectedly "resurfaces from the dead")

Trivia (48)

Owner of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Son of Vincent McMahon.
Is dyslexic.
Is said to be worth about US$200 Million
Bought the World Wrestling Federation from his father in 1982.
He graduated from East Carolina University in 1964 with a degree in Marketing.
He was sent to Fishburne Military School, as a youth, in Waynesboro, Virginia, where he became the first cadet in the school's history to be court-martialed, although unsuccessfully.
He was the best man at the wedding of son Shane McMahon.
Former WWF Champion
Was in direct competition with Eric Bischoff and WCW (which he eventually bought out).
Both WrestleMania IV (1988) and WrestleMania V (1989) were held in Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, NJ. When WrestleMania magazine asked 'Donald Trump' what the best part of the show was, he replied, "Getting to know Vince McMahon". At Madison Square Garden, when Trump was asked why he was sitting front row at a WWF house show, he replied, "Because I love the action and I'm a great friend of Vince's".
Purchased Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling organization after former WCW President 'Eric Bischoff' in March 2001 and his partners in Fusient Media Ventures backed out of the deal, thereby owning his own competition. In real life, McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment now owns World Championship Wrestling, its film library, and all its trademarked items, and his son Shane McMahon is the man who oversees everything that happens in WCW, but in television story lines Shane bought the WCW out from under his father and thus is now being billed on TV as WCW owner Shane McMahon. [March 2001]
Listed at #260 on Forbes.com's "400 Richest Americans" list, reportedly worth $700 million. [March 2002]
Is good friends with Donald Trump.
Became involved in the sports-entertainment business after a ring announcer in 1971 left abruptly and his father, Vincent McMahon, needed a replacement.
Brought Hulk Hogan back to the World Wrestling Federation in 1983. Before, his father had dismissed the then-unknown grappler as nothing more than "flavor of the month". But after _Rocky III (1982), Hogan's popularity skyrocketed and McMahon decided to hire him.
Complete opposite in real life as his on-screen character of "Mr. McMahon".
Conceptualized the pay-per-view event WrestleMania (1985) in 1984 after his father passed away that same year.
Owns over 80% of World Wrestling Federation stock.
Worth $650 million USD.
An only child.
Became a grandfather on February 13th, 2004, when son Shane McMahon's son, Declan James McMahon, was born.
On July 22, 1994, he was acquitted of conspiracy to distribute steroids to wrestlers.
Purchased the WWF from his father and single handedly turned wrestling into Sports Entertainment. Took his 'regional' business and expanded nationally, buying out smaller territories around the country. Ran the company and also continued his announcing duties on WWF Television shows.
At the Survivor Series (1997) in 1997, he shocked the wrestling world by screwing Bret Hart out of the WWF title. He then used the screwjob incident to turn himself into the biggest heel in the company.
Almost every match that he has been involved in is usually a match with no rules, like a street fight or a steel cage match or an I quit match (since McMahon is not a very well trained wrestler).
Father in-law of Paul Levesque, a.k.a "Triple H".
In January 2005, during the Royal Rumble (2005) Pay-Per-View, he injured his quad while entering the ring. The injury caused by a wrong foot plant, similar to injuries suffered by both Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") and Kevin Nash.
Always wanted to be a wrestler, but his father, the late Vincent McMahon, strictly forbade it.
His now well known entrance theme song "No Chance In Hell" was originally the theme song to the WWF Royal Rumble: No Chance in Hell (1999) pay-per-view.
Is a former play-by-play announcer.
Daughter Stephanie McMahon and her husband Paul Levesque welcomed their new baby daughter. Aurora Rose Levesque was born on Monday July 24 2006. Aurora weighs in at 8lbs 7oz.
Defeated Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") in 1999 during Smackdown for the WWF championship. A few days later he released the title.
Lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Purchased the most expensive condo in Connecticut from Donald Trump, a $4-million penthouse at Trump Parc in Stamford.
The first WWE personality to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was awarded/placed on Friday March 13, 2008 and sits adjacent to Kermit the Frog's star.
Is of Irish descent.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.
When Kane was forced to remove his mask after losing a match in 2003, he and Glenn Jacobs were the only WWE employees who were completely behind the decision.
When Owen Hart died at the pay per view "Over the Edge" in 1999 his widow, Martha, requested WWE (then WWF) not air footage of the funeral on TV. McMahon promised, but went ahead & did it anyway.
Doesn't like smoking.
In charge of both WWE and ECW [January 2007]
Even at the age of 71, McMahon maintains a vigorous workout regimen, involving weightlifting, calisthenics, cardio, etc., as well as adhering to a strict diet, and has appeared on the cover of several fitness magazines.
First met his wife Linda when she was 13 years old and he was 16 years old.
His estimated net worth is $1 billion.

Personal Quotes (18)

In this very ring.
I got balls the size of grapefruits!
You've got no chance. No chance in hell.
Stone Cold [Steve Austin] doesn't have the the testicular fortitude to turn up here tonight.
Do not cross the boss!
[responding to Paul Wight, aka "The Big Show", who asked him what he thinks the name of his tag team with Monty Sopp, aka "Billy Gunn", should be] I don't care if you call yourself double-trouble crap on a stick.
[trying to get the "old" Steve Austin back for Invasion 2001] G Give me a Stunner, damn it! Come back, Austin! Give me a Stunner!
[about Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling (WCW) organization, the WWE's main competitor] After he bought WCW, Ted Turner called me and said, "Guess what, Vince, I'm in the 'rasslin' business!" and I said, "That's nice, Ted, I'm in the sports entertainment business".
This time if Bob Costas gets in my way, I'm going to forget that he is 4-feet-10 and 120 pounds. I'm just going to consider that he's Hulk Hogan, and when he gets in my face this time, in all likelihood, I will beat the living hell out of him.
I believe in the laws of nature. When it's time for me to go, I would like to be devoured by the biggest, baddest carnivore that ever walked the face of the earth. And then, I'd like that son of a ***** to get indigestion and vomit my remains back up.
[about his wife, Linda McMahon] But one day she asked me, point-blank, "Are you having an affair with so-and-so?" And I never lied to her: "Yes". It crushed her. Then she asked, "What about such-and-such?" "Yes". It went on. More names. I said, "Yes, yes and yes".
You're fired!!!
[at the end of each match, as a commentator] Fuhgeddaboutit!
What I learned from the XFL experience is to be smarter the next time I take on the NFL.
I don't think anybody could have beaten André the Giant in his prime. He was just so quick, notwithstanding his unbelievable size, strength and intellect.
The worst sound in our business is silence. That means they don't care.
Giving it to the audience is probably the easiest thing. Finding out what they truly want is probably the most difficult.
[When announcing a main event match]In this very ring.

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