Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
I really feel like writing a long, rambling post/paper/rant about Vince McMahon & how he has continually gotten lucky over the years, how he is overrated as a promoter & how he has tarnished the entire industry with his "vision" of what the shows should be. But I don't know if I care enough to put that much effort into something anymore.
His father with the WWWF, then VKM "uniting" the territories by stealing all the talent right as cable went big. Hogan catching fire & becoming mainstream. Continuing through the early 90's steroid trials with the Afa threats to jurors. Then instead of dying to WCW years later, he lucked into a hot streak with the likes of MULTIPLE once-in-a-lifetime talents while WCW continually blundered & made mistakes. Now WWE is publicly traded. It's fucking insane while he pisses away millions & millions of dollars on stupid shit like Linda running for senate & WWE films. Just crazy.
Not everyone would agree of course, and some would call Vince McMahon the best promoter of all-time & honestly, that's hard to dispute. But there's a lot of revisionist history & brainwashing that has happened over the years too & that will only continue to get worse the older we all get & the more time that passes by. And yet, despite being a dreadful human being, an adulterer, a drug abuser, a person that exploits people, a carny, he'll be remembered as a pioneer & a "genius."