WWE CEO Vince McMahon recently offered a rare interview to Variety to promote SmackDown Live’s move to FOX in October. One of the topics discussed in the interview by McMahon was the criticism that the company receives for not offering an off-season to its talents.
This was one of the criticisms that even John Oliver touched on during his WWE rant on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”. Vince responded by saying stars can get time off “easy” in WWE. Here’s what he had to say:
“Anybody who wants time off can get time off. That’s easy. In addition to that, it’s easy to weave a talent in and out of a storyline.
“If they get injured, you’re not expecting that. Or if they have a family matter. Our characters are real people with real problems. It’s a revolving situation where this talent will work these dates, that talent will work those dates.”