Almost 40 years ago, Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson would sit around the McMahon family pool and brainstorm new creative ideas. Some of WWE’s most influential characters, signings, and angles were created around the family pool including the Royal Rumble match. Nearly every feud on WWE programming at the time was created at this pool, however, a new feud was about to begin.
Legend has it that McMahon and Patterson loved pushing people into the pool. Shane recalls that talent would commonly come to the McMahon home to do business and more often than not, end up in the pool. A harmless McMahon rib, right? Well a young Shane McMahon didn’t think so after he was pushed into the pool one too many times. Shane decided to hide in a bush behind Vince and Patterson during one of these meetings, eventually charging at his father and launching him into the pool. Apparently, Vince didn’t like the retaliation dished out by his son and during the Stone Cold Podcast, recalls literally chasing Shane off the property! The teenage Shane O’mac hopped into his car and bailed, not coming home until nighttime when Linda called and said Vince had cooled down.
Almost 20 years later, Steve Austin became the next man to shove Vince McMahon into the pool, this time, with less aggressive of a response.