This article will answer every question you have about Vince McMahon. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Vince do for a living?
- Who are Vince’s parents and siblings?
- What are Vince’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Vince married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Vince have any children?
- Where is Vince now?
- How tall is Vince?
- How much money does Vince earn?
- What is Vince’s net worth?
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Who is Vince McMahon?
Vince Kennedy McMahon is a famous professional American wrestling promoter, executive, and also media proprietor.
He is currently serving as the CEO and chairman of WWE, the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world.
Vince was a commentator for his father Vincent J. McMahon for most of the 1970s. His father then bought WWWF in 1982. The company has faced various competitions from competitors such as WCW but ended up buying the competing company in 2001. WWE has also purchased the assets of the inactive ECW in 2003.
How Old is Vince McMahon?
Vince is 76 years old as of February 2022 having been born on August 24, 1945, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, U.S. McMahon shares his birthdate with celebrities such as Catherine Paiz, Rupert Grint, Griffin Gluck, Alan Walker, Payton Ackerman, and many more.
Vince McMahon’s Family
Who are Vince McMahon’s Parents?
He was born to Vincent James McMahon (Father, who was born on July 6, 1914, and died on May 24, 1984), who was an American professional wrestling promoter. And Vicky Askew (Mother, who was born on July 11, 1920, and died on January 20, 2022).
Does Vince McMahon have any Siblings?
Vince has one sibling, an elder brother who goes by the name Roderick McMahon II unfortunately his brother died at the age of 77.
Vince McMahon’s Education
He received his high school education at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia, and graduated there in 1964. He then enrolled at East Carolina University and graduated in 1968 with a business degree.
Vince McMahon’s Marital Status
McMahon is currently married to Linda McMahon, and they married on August 26, 1966, in New Bern, North Carolina. They both met in a church when Vince was16 and Linda was 13.
Vince McMahon’s Kids
McMahon together with his wife Linda, has two children, a son by the name Shane McMahon who was born on January 15, 1970, and a daughter Stephanie McMahon born on September 24, 1976.
Vince McMahon’s Business Career
A Career at World Wide Wrestling Federation 1969-1979
When Vince was 12, he first met the promoter for Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC) who was his father Vincent J. McMahon. Vince became interested in following his father’s professional wrestling footsteps and he thereby would accompany him on trips at the Madison Square Garden. McMahon and his wife Linda in 1979 founded their own company Titan Sports. Following Vince’s ailing father, he acquired control of the CWC in 1982 ( his father later died in 1984).
Other business dealings
Vince and his wife Linda purchased the Cape Cod Coliseum and the Cape Cod Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League in 1979. McMahon in 1990, founded the World Bodybuilding Federation organization and in 1992 it was folded. Apart from professional wrestling, Vince launched the XFL, a professional American football league in 2000. The league began in February 2001 but ended after one season due to low television ratings. He also helped launch an over-the-top streaming service called the WWE Network in February 2014. Vince personally funded and established Alpha Entertainment in 2017 a separate entity from WWE.
Vince McMahon’s Professional Wrestling Career
Career as a Commentator 1971-1997
Vince was sen as a commentator on television with his behind-the-scenes involvement generally kept off television for kayfabe-based reactions. He publicly identified himself as the owner of WWE but on television, his ownership was kept a secret. Instead, Jack Tunney was portrayed as the president of WWE. In 1971 Vince made his commentary debut when he replaced Ray Morgan. McMahon maintained the commentary role until November 1997.
A Career Feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin 1997-1999
On the episode Raw is War in December 1997, Vince talked about the attitude and behavior of Stone Cold Steve Austin such as Austin having assaulted commentators such as Jim Ross and McMahon himself together with WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter. McMahon on the January 19, 1998 episode of Raw Is War called Mike Tyson to the ring for a major announcement. Before McMahon could make the announcement, Austin confronted Tyson.
This led to Tyson roughly pushing Austin at which point Tyson’s entourage and WWF security intervened and separated both men. Vince then became furiously angry by Austin’s actions screaming “YOU RUINED IT”. McMahon said he was damn sick and tired of seeing Stone Cold as the WWF Champion. In the fall of 1988, he developed a master to remove the championship from Stone Cold. He thereby employed the services of The Undertaker and Kane. After employing them, he set a triple threat match for the WWF Championship against the Undertaker and Kane vs Stone Cold. Austin lost the title after both Undertaker and Kane pinned him simultaneously.
A Career of the McMahon-Helmsley Era 2000-2001
On March 13, 2000, Vince returned to WWF television. Upon his return, he attacked Shane McMahon and Triple H. McMahon, Shane and Triple H at the king of the ring took on the Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) and the Rock in a six-man tag team match. The Rock was put in a brutal assault and suspension in order for the Rock to film “The Scorpion King”.
2001 to 2005 Career
In March 2001, Vince bought his long-time competitor World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from AOL Time Warner. Ric Flair returned to WWF in November 2001 declaring himself as the co-owner of WWF. This resulted in a street fight at Royal Rumble in January 2002. Flair won the match and due to their status as co-owners, Flair became the owner of Raw and McMahon the owner of Smackdown. However, their rivalry ended after McMahon defeated Flair on the Raw episode of June 10 thus becoming the sole owner of WWE.
2005 to 2007 Career
Vince personally reviewed Bret Hart’s DVD on December 26, 2005. McMahon started a rivalry with Donald Trump in January 2007. Trump originally wanted to fight McMahon but instead, they would both pick a representative to wrestle at Wrestlemania 23 in a Hair vs Hair match. This meant the man whose wrestle would lose would have his head shaven bald. At Wrestlemania 23 McMahon’s representative (Umaga) lost to Trump’s representative (Bobby Lashley). As a result of the loss, Vince’s head was shaven bald by Trump and Lashley with the help of Stone Cold.
2007 to 2008
WWE aired a segment at the end of Raw on June 11, 2007, which featured McMahon entering a limousine moments before it exploded. WWE reported that McMahon was presumed dead. Later WWE acknowledged to CNBC that he was not truly dead and that it was part of a storyline.
2009 to 2010
McMahon announced his retirement from in-ring competition on the Raw episode of November 16, 2009.
McMahon returned on Raw 25 years on January 22, 2018, to address the WWE Universe. McMahon on December 17, 2018, returned to WWE television accompanied by his son Shane, daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Triple H. The 4 of them would run both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown collectively.
McMahon was interviewed by Playboy in 2001 and performed an interview with his son Shane for the magazine’s second issue that year. At age 60, in March 2006 he was featured on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine. A two-disc DVD set showcasing McMahon’s career was released in August 2006. The DVD includes McMahon’s business life, such as acquiring ECW and WCW and the death of the XFL. Vince’s top nine matches of his professional wrestling career are also included. Again at the age of 69 in March 2015, appeared on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine.
Vince McMahon’s Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 2inches (1.88m) and a weight of 112kg (248lbs).
Vince McMahon’s Salary and Net Worth
Following him being the Chairman and CEO of WWE, he has an annual salary of $1.4 million and a net worth of $2.1 billion.