|Vince McMahon and Mr. McMahon same person, same way|
Event Marketing / Promotion Guidelines
The following are from the on-screen character of Mr. McMahon (which, from sure source, is the same as the real-life off-screen Vince McMahon.)
Ruthless Aggression. Offered more money to buy-out the best wrestlers of rival wrestling promotions. Singlehandlely destroyed the era of wrestling territories to built the WWE into a global wrestling monopoly.
Marketing Savvy. Just think about the yearly WrestleMania extravaganza.
Creative Genius. Created several characters over the years in the WWF/WWE.
Mind Manipulation. Useful in any business negociation. That's the reason why Mr. McMahon hate attourneys so much. And that's the reason why Vince McMahon doesn't want a wrestler to bring his lawyer when he negociates a contract.
From the same sure source, Vince McMahon IS:
* Pay close attention to Details
* Tireless Workaholic. Work 40 hours a day.
* Always open to new ideas
Vince always got the last word on EVERYTHING.
"Doing what's best for business" is the only way to go in any business venture.
NO EGO. When it come to offering the fans what they really want. Vince McMahon have no ego, sort of speak.
Despite years of disputes and lambasting with Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino. Vince was always willing to take them back into the WWE one way or the other.
Despite the fact that post WCW debacle, Goldberg and Scott Steiner publicly stated that they will never work for the WWE and made distasteful remarks about the WWE product and Vince McMahon himself respectively. Vince signed both of them.
Vince McMahon priority was and is to offer the fans what they really wants.
He was willing to give the Ultimate Warrior what he wanted for the show to goes on. And he was willing to re-engage The Ultimate Warrior despite his unprofessional conduct and his uncooperative attitude.
And most of all, Vince McMahon signed his nemesis during the WWF vs. WCW rating war, Eric Bischoff. The same who promise to run Vince McMahon out of business.
More often than not, Vince McMahon was willing to put himself into humiliating and tasteless angles (getting his head shaved at WrestleMania, his feud against Steve Austin, Rikishi's stinkface, Kiss My Ass club...) and put his body on the line (starting his wrestler career at age 53, bleeding himself, cage match, street fight matches...) for the sake of a good storyline.
"I always do everything I do for WWF fans.” -- Vince McMahon
If I can do it you can do it
Vince doesn't hesitate to put himself and his family (Linda, Shane and Stephanie) into various wrestling angle and in-ring action for the sake of offering a good show. Vince risked injuries in the ring and bleeded himself. Vince and his daughter Stephanie were on the receiving end of a Rikishi's stinkface (rubbing his 350-pound butt crack into their faces). Linda McMahon being on the receiving end of a Steve Austin's Stone Cold Stunner. And his son Shane McMahon performed some of the most fantastic daredevil aerial stunts ever seen in the pro wrestling world (Shane's dive onto the Big Show from high Titantron), gets suplexed through glass twice and take several chair shots.
An unlikely stunt for a billionaire son.
Stick to what you do best
But Vince McMahon should learn to stick to what he knows best. You're the god of wrestling. So stick to wrestling!
"What I learned from the XFL experience is to be smarter the next time I take on the NFL." -- Vince McMahon
Here are some of Vince McMahon failed business ventures...
- WBF (World Bodybuilding Federation)
- XFL (Xtreme Football League)
- WWF New York Restaurant
- WWE Niagara Falls merchandises store
- ICOPRO (Integrated Conditioning Program) weight training supplements
- WWE Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that never opened
- Evil Knievel Grand Canyon Jump. A closed-circuit fiasco who forced him into personal bankruptcy.
- Cape Cod Buccaneers hockey team. Also promoting concerts at his Cape Cod Colliseum
- Boxing match promotion
- Two music companies??
- Shane Productions. His first movie production company.
- WWE Fan Nation/Universe online social network
- not to forget Linda McMahon's two Senate runs in Connecticut
"I'm not afraid of failure. I'm not afraid to fail. I hate failure, I love to succeed. But I wouldn't say I'm afraid of it."
- Vincent K. McMahon
Vince McMahon should stick to Sports Entertainment. Just like any of us should specialize in one domain and stick to it. Don't become a jack of all trades, master of none.
But who the fuck I am to criticize the god of wrestling?
Article written by me, PYGOD, and originally published in my Combat / Strength sports blog StrengthFighter.com
Article link: http://www.strengthfighter.com/2013/12/vince-mcmahon-promoter-how-to.html