Vince McMahon Talks Monday Night Wars, says WWE is ‘Open for Business’

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Vince McMahon granted a rare interview opportunity to the folks at Variety Magazine. During the interview in which he spoke about the ability for talent to take time off whenever they please, Vince McMahon also commented on the Monday Night Wars and whether or not WWE is currently looking for any partial or full new owners. Below are some highlights:

Vince McMahon on the Monday Night Wars:

“Ted Turner opened his checkbook and spent a lot of money buying our talent. We knew they’d do OK for a while, but we knew they couldn’t stand the grind.”

Vince McMahon on the longevity of WWE:

“So few people understand what we do and how we do it. We’re different than anything else that’s out there. The respect factor is here, and now it’s global.”
“I liken it to the military. At the end of the day, I’ve got these ribbons and all these medals, and I wake up the next morning, and every one of them is gone. You have to earn everybody’s respect every day, all over again, and I don’t take it for granted.”

Vince McMahon on potentially selling WWE:


“We’re open for business.” He stated without elaboration.

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