Vince McMahon

Professional wrestling promoter Vince McMahon

Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, announcer, commentator, film producer, actor and occasional professional wrestler. McMahon is the Chairman, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Stamford, Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (branded as WWE).
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Vince McMahon Says He Will Revive the XFL, With a Very Different Look
NYTimes - 30 days
The league is expected to start play in 2020, McMahon said, emphasizing that it would be a lot tamer than the original XFL.
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WWE's Vince McMahon is reviving his XFL football league
LATimes - 30 days
World Wrestling Entertainment Chief Executive Vince McMahon is reviving his renegade football league, the XFL. The wrestling impresario unveiled his plans Thursday in a video news conference with scant details beyond plans to have an eight team league that plays a 10-game regular season. He is...
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Report: Vince McMahon to revive XFL in 2020 - Hawaii News Now
Google News - 30 days
Report: Vince McMahon to revive XFL in 2020 Hawaii News Now (RNN) - Professional wrestling tycoon Vince McMahon is trying his hand at professional football again, according to a report by CBS Sports. Alpha Entertainment, a company founded by McMahon in 2017, will make a "major sports announcement" in a press ... and more »
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Is Vince McMahon plotting an XFL comeback?
CNN - 2 months
The NFL's popularity and ratings have taken a big hit over the past few years. So is it time for a new football league to pop up and challenge it? Dare I say, a return of the WWE's old XFL league? Remember "He Hate Me?"
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Vince McMahon sells $100M worth of WWE shares to help fund sports-focused company - ESPN
Google News - 2 months
ESPN Vince McMahon sells $100M worth of WWE shares to help fund sports-focused company ESPN Vince McMahon's plan to perhaps try his hand again at a professional football league came more into focus Thursday. McMahon is chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, which filed details with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about ... Vince McMahon Sells $100 Million Of WWE Stock To Fund Alpha Entertainment, New XFL Trademarks FiledWrestling Inc. Why the Vince McMahon-XFL rumors might be trueNew York Post Vince McMahon has reportedly filed for new XFL trademarksCageside Seats (blog) FanSided -The Inquisitr -Sporting News all 42 news articles »
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WWE executive rescued after emergency helicopter landing
CBS News - 7 months
McMahon is the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon, who heads President Trump's Small Business Administration
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WATCH: The Note: Trump's 'modern day presidential'
ABC News - 8 months
Trump tweeted an edited video of his body-slamming and punching WWE owner Vince McMahon, whose face is obscured by a CNN logo.
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Trump tweets mock video of himself tackling, punching CNN logo
Yahoo News - 8 months
By Jeff Mason BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stepped up his feud with the media on Sunday by tweeting a mock video of himself tackling and repeatedly striking a man with a CNN logo super-imposed in place of his head, followed by a logo saying "Fraud News Network." The video appeared to be a modified version of a 2007 appearance by Trump at World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 23 promotion, in which Trump "takes down" WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. In Sunday's video, McMahon's head has been replaced with the CNN logo.
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If JFK Was The First Television President, Donald Trump Will Be The Last
Huffington Post - 9 months
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. Despite the fact that a majority of Americans alive today were born after he was assassinated in 1963, the name Kennedy and his imagery still evoke a powerful response. Commemorative stories of his 100th birthday are the order of the day on all the major TV networks, something we did not see on July 14, 2013, the 100th birthday of Gerald R. Ford. Kennedy is often referred to as the “first television president.” If this is the case, then perhaps Donald Trump might be referred to as our “last television president.” Last because the next will be far more social media-based; even if this one does tweet, he is still primarily a product of television. The rather stark difference between JFK and Trump, and there is one, is perhaps reflective of what has happened to television itself in the intervening 50 odd years and speaks volumes about what has happened to us. Most, if not all commentators on TV today will show ...
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Will Trump Continue To Pull From A Pro Wrestling Playbook?
Huffington Post - 11 months
By R. Tyson Smith, Muhlenberg College During a panel at Harvard on March 7 on press and the presidency, political journalist Jessica Yellin described Donald Trump’s conflict with the press as “WWF, media edition: In one corner, Donald Trump, defending the anti-institutionalist position, fighting the elites. In the other corner, the media, defending their honor. We all know conflict does well with readers, with viewers.” Yellin’s reference to World Wrestling Entertainment (the WWE, formerly known as the WWF) points to something deeper: the striking parallels between Trump’s political style and professional wrestling. His connections to professional wrestling run deep, and, even if he isn’t consciously drawing from the professional wrestling playbook, at the very least he intuitively understands its performative power – its ability to enrapture audiences, tell a story and dominate headlines. As a scholar who researched professional wrestling, I saw, in Trump the candi...
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Donald Trump Rewarding Million-Dollar Donors With Plum Postings
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Oprah For President, 2020
Huffington Post - about 1 year
image courtesy Wikicommons Attention Democrats. If you want to win in 2020, run Oprah. Run Jon Stewart. Run the Oprah/Stewart ticket or the Stewart/Oprah ticket. You'll sweep the country. Politics is dead. Politicians are dead. This is what Donald Trump has taught us. Politicians are boring. (And they are. Anyone really want to have dinner with Mitt Romney? Seriously?) We are now the TV nation. And no wonder. We all spend 5 hours a day, every day, watching TV. And what do we watch? It isn't C-Span. This is who we are. So when Donald Trump decided to run for President, he didn't run a 'normal' campaign (that's what everyone said, didn't they? Not 'normal'?) Nope. He ran a Reality TV Show. Well, why not? That's what he knows how to do. Not only does he know how to do it, he knows how to do it really well. The Apprentice is a top rated Reality TV Show for 10 years. Everyone else was running C-Span. Policy Wonk TV. The Apprentice gets 21 million viewers, C-...
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Here's A Case For Marijuana Legalization In The United States
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A few of our country’s most notable Founding Fathers ― think George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ― grew the cannabis plant, hemp, as a multipurpose crop, while colonists from that time could pay their taxes with the plant. Betsy Ross sewed her American flag from hemp. “How could it be any more all-American than that?” Jesse Ventura asked with a laugh while talking on the phone with The Huffington Post in promotion of his book, Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto. “If George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were alive today, they’d both be raided by the DEA,” said Ventura, a former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler. “They’d be doing 10 to 12 years in the federal prison for being major drug dealers. Now, does anyone besides Jesse Ventura see something wrong with that picture?” Ventura’s book, co-written with Jen Hobbs, makes the case for marijuana legalization in the United States. In it, Ventura provides personal anecdotes, reported stories and gathe...
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Learn About the Owner of Ringside Collectibles as the Ringside Fest Approaches New York City
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Forget Halloween. Christmas has come early for professional wrestling fans. The thirteenth annual Ringside Fest is coming to New York City on October 29th. Some of the biggest superstars from World Wrestling Entertainment are set to take pictures and sign autographs for fans who attend the event. This year's lineup includes the first ever WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, the current and defending RAW Woman's Champion Sasha Banks, the huggable Bayley and Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan. Meet Jonathan Piontkowski, the man who put this extraordinary spectacle together. In an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post, Piontkowski told me the history of his annual event. He said, "Basically my company is Ringside Collectibles. We are the number one online retailer for wrestling action figures. In 2004, we decided to put on an event where the collector community can gather. We put on the event as a way to meet our fans and give our fans the chance to meet the supers...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vince McMahon
  • 2016
    Age 70
    1 The star itself is a former DDT Pro-Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion, defeating Joey Ryan by submission on August 18, 2016 (Ryan tapped on the star as he was recording his tour of the Walk of Fame, and the referee - who is always traveling with the title due to it being defended under "24/7 rules" - considered that as a tap out, and awarded the title to the star).
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    In April 2016, McMahon was criticized by Vince Russo continually pushing Roman Reigns as a "white bread babyface" due to believing that "the 1970s philosophy is going to work today" in 2016.
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    In February 2016, Dave Meltzer reported that McMahon wanted WrestleMania 32 "to be the springboard for several years of Reigns in the position formerly held by John Cena" as WWE's top babyface, although "it's very clear is not going to be cheered" as he is "not as big a star as Cena, and this is with years of getting Reigns ready".
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    McMahon made himself special guest referee in Reigns' rematch against Sheamus on the January 4, 2016 episode of Raw, where Reigns won after McMahon was knocked out and another referee made the decision.
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  • 2015
    Age 69
    McMahon returned on the December 14, 2015 episode of Raw, aligning himself with The Authority, by confronting Roman Reigns over his attack on Triple H at the TLC pay-per-view.
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  • 2014
    Age 68
    McMahon returned on the November 3, 2014 episode of Raw, making a stipulation that if Team Cena had defeated Team Authority at Survivor Series, The Authority would be removed from power.
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    After Triple H and Stephanie created The Authority, McMahon celebrated Randy Orton's victory at TLC with them, but stepped aside from his on-screen authority role in early 2014 in order to evaluate Triple H and Stephanie's control of the company.
  • 2013
    Age 67
    From June 2013, members of the McMahon family began to dispute various elements of the control of WWE, such as the fates of Daniel Bryan, and of Raw and SmackDown General Managers Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero.
    During the buildup for the 2013 Royal Rumble, McMahon told CM Punk that if The Shield interfered in his match with The Rock, Punk would forfeit his title.
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  • 2012
    Age 66
    On June 11, 2012, McMahon returned to give a job evaluation to John Laurinaitis.
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  • 2011
    Age 65
    In early 2011, McMahon began to work mostly behind the scenes, making only sporadic onscreen appearances.
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  • 2010
    Age 64
    On the January 4, 2010 Raw, McMahon confronted special guest host Bret "The Hitman" Hart for the (televised) first time since the Montreal Screwjob at Survivor Series 1997, with the intention of burying the hatchet from the above-mentioned Montreal Screwjob.
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  • 2009
    Age 63
    On the January 5, 2009 Raw, Chris Jericho told Stephanie McMahon that McMahon would be returning to Raw soon.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    In February 2008, after months of "tough love" antics towards Hornswoggle, John "Bradshaw" Layfield revealed that Hornswoggle was not McMahon's son and that he was actually Finlay's son.
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  • 2007
    Age 61
    McMahon's last appearance on WWE television until August 6, 2007 was the next night on ECW on Sci Fi in which after acknowledging that a tribute to Benoit had aired the previous night, he announced that there would be no further mention of Benoit due to the circumstances becoming apparent, and that the ECW show would be dedicated to those that had been affected by the Benoit murders.
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    On June 11, 2007, WWE aired a segment at the end of Raw that featured McMahon entering a limousine moments before it exploded.
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    In January 2007, McMahon started a feud with Donald Trump, which was featured on major media outlets.
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  • 2006
    Age 60
    At SummerSlam in 2006, the McMahons lost to DX in a tag team match despite interference by Umaga, Big Show, Finlay, Mr. Kennedy, and William Regal.
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    At the 2006 Royal Rumble, when Michaels was among the final six remaining participants after eliminating Shelton Benjamin, McMahon's entrance theme music distracted Michaels, allowing Shane McMahon to eliminate him.
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    Almost a year later on Raw in late 2006, Bischoff was brought out by McMahon's executive assistant Jonathan Coachman so that he could announce the completion of his book Controversy Creates Cash.
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    The cartoon series, produced by Animax Entertainment, debuted on on November 22, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 59
    He began a feud with Eric Bischoff in late 2005, when he decided that Bischoff was not doing a good job as General Manager of Raw.
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  • 2004
    Age 58
    McMahon shared a moment with WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero in a July 2004 edition of SmackDown! by sitting with him in a lowrider.
  • 2003
    Age 57
    On the February 13, 2003 SmackDown!, McMahon tried to derail the return of Hulk Hogan after a five-month hiatus but was knocked out by Hogan and received a running leg drop.
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  • 2001
    Age 55
    In November 2001, Ric Flair returned to WWF after an eight-year hiatus declaring himself the co-owner of the WWF, which infuriated McMahon.
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    On April 1, 2001, Extreme Championship Wrestling filed for bankruptcy, leaving WWF as the last major wrestling promotion at that time.
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    McMahon purchased long-time rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in March 2001 from AOL Time Warner and signed many wrestlers from the organization.
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  • 2000
    Age 54
    McMahon was then absent from WWF television until late 2000.
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    At WrestleMania 2000, Triple H defended the WWF Championship in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match in which each competitor had a McMahon in his corner.
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    McMahon returned to WWF television on the March 13, 2000 Raw Is War helping The Rock win his WWF title shot back from the Big Show.
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  • 1999
    Age 53
    The feud culminated at Armageddon in 1999; McMahon faced Triple H in a No Holds Barred match which McMahon lost.
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    He had decided to vacate the title during the following Monday's Raw Is War, because he was not allowed on WWF TV because of the stipulations of the Fully Loaded 1999 contract he signed.
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    McMahon returned as a face in the fall of 1999 and won the WWF Championship in a match against Triple H, thanks to outside interference from Austin on the September 16 SmackDown!
    McMahon became a member of the short-lived stable The Union, during May 1999.
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    McMahon has also occasionally competed as a professional wrestler using a gimmick known by the ring name Mr. McMahon, based on his real life persona. He is a two-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship in 1999 and ECW World Championship in 2007, and is the 1999 Royal Rumble winner.
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  • 1998
    Age 52
    McMahon restarted a long-running feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin when, in December 1998, he made Austin face the Undertaker in a Buried Alive match with the Royal Rumble qualification on the line.
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    McMahon ordered the WWF Championship to be defended in a 14-man tournament named Deadly Games at Survivor Series in 1998.
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    In the fall of 1998, McMahon said he was "damn sick and tired" of seeing Stone Cold Steve Austin as the WWF Champion and developed a "master plan" to remove the championship from Austin.
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    In April 1998, it appeared Austin and McMahon were going to battle out their differences in an actual match, but the match was declared a no contest when Dude Love made an appearance; off-screen, this marked the first time since June 10, 1996 that Raw beat WCW's Nitro in the ratings.
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  • 1997
    Age 51
    In December 1997 on Raw Is War, the night after D-Generation X: In Your House, McMahon talked about the behavior and attitude of Stone Cold Steve Austin, such as Austin having assaulted WWF Commissioner Sgt.
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    At Survivor Series in 1997, Bret Hart defended his WWF Championship against long-time rival Shawn Michaels in the main event.
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    The March 17, 1997 WWF Raw Is War is cited by some as the beginning of the Mr. McMahon character, as after Bret Hart lost to Sycho Sid in a steel cage match for the WWF Championship, Hart engaged in an expletive-laden rant against McMahon and WWF management.
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  • 1996
    Age 50
    On the September 23, 1996 Monday Night Raw, Jim Ross delivered a worked shoot promo during which he ran down McMahon, outing him as chairman and not just a commentator for the first time in WWF storylines.
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    Throughout late 1996 and into 1997, McMahon slowly began to be referred to as the owner on WWF television while remaining as the company's lead play-by-play commentator.
  • 1993
    Age 47
    In 1993, McMahon was indicted in federal court after a steroid controversy engulfed the promotion and thus temporarily ceded control of the WWF to his wife Linda.
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    While the Mr. McMahon character marked the first time that McMahon had been portrayed as a villain in WWF, in 1993, McMahon was engaged in a feud with Jerry Lawler as part of a cross-promotion between the WWF and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA).
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  • 1992
    Age 46
    On April 3, 1992, Chatterton made an appearance on Geraldo Rivera's television show Now It Can Be Told alleging that on July 16, 1986 McMahon tried to force her to perform oral sex on him in his limousine and, after her rebuttal, subjected her to rape.
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  • 1991
    Age 45
    As with most play-by-play commentators, McMahon was a babyface "voice of the fans", in contrast to the heel color commentator, usually Jesse Ventura, Bobby Heenan or Jerry Lawler. While most of McMahon's on-screen physicality took place during his "Mr. McMahon" character later in his career, he was twice involved in physical altercations on WWF television as a commentator; once on the September 28, 1991 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling, when Roddy Piper mistakenly hit him with a folding chair aimed at Ric Flair (requiring McMahon to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher), and again on the November 8, 1993 episode of Monday Night Raw, when Randy Savage hurled him to the floor in an attempt to attack Crush after McMahon attempted to restrain him.
  • 1987
    Age 41
    World Championship Wrestling, from AOL Time Warner in 2001.) At the 1987 Slammy Awards, McMahon performed in a musical number and sang the song "Stand Back".
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  • 1985
    Age 39
    On March 31, 1985, he ran the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden, available on closed circuit television in various markets throughout the U.S.
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  • 1984
    Age 38
    In 1984, he recruited Hulk Hogan to be the WWF’s charismatic new megastar, and the two quickly drew the ire of industry peers as the promotion began traveling and broadcasting into rival territories.
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  • 1983
    Age 37
    In 1983, the WWF split from the National Wrestling Alliance a second time, after initially splitting from them in 1963 before rejoining them in 1971.
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  • 1980
    Age 34
    He is married to Linda McMahon, with whom he ran WWE from its establishment in 1980 until she resigned as the CEO in September 2009 and further eventually sold her shares to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, selling most of her shares in 2011 and the latter between 2013–2014.
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    On February 21, 1980, McMahon officially founded Titan Sports, and the company's headquarters were established in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, using the now defunct Cape Cod Coliseum as a home base for the company.
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  • 1979
    Age 33
    In 1979, the younger McMahon and his wife Linda founded their own company, Titan Sports, which was incorporated in the following year and in 1982 - when McMahon was aged 37 - acquired control of the Capitol Wrestling Co. from his ailing father (who died in May 1984).
  • 1976
    Age 30
    The younger McMahon was also behind the Muhammad Ali versus Antonio Inoki match of 1976.
  • 1971
    Age 25
    McMahon made his commentary debut in 1971 when he replaced Ray Morgan after Morgan had a pay dispute with McMahon's father, Vince McMahon, Sr., shortly before a scheduled TV taping.
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    He later became the play-by-play commentator for television matches after he replaced Ray Morgan in 1971, a role he regularly maintained until November 1997.
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    In 1971, he was assigned to a small territory in Maine, where he promoted his first card.
  • 1969
    Age 23
    In 1969, McMahon made his debut as an in-ring announcer for the WWWF's All-Star Wrestling.
  • 1968
    Age 22
    In 1968, McMahon graduated from East Carolina University with a business degree and after a nondescript career as a traveling salesman, he was eager to assume a managerial role in his father’s World Wide Wrestling Federation promotion (although the elder McMahon was not thrilled with the idea of his son entering the business).
  • 1966
    Age 20
    McMahon married Linda McMahon on August 26, 1966 in New Bern, North Carolina.
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  • 1964
    Age 18
    According to an interview with Playboy, he attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia, graduating in 1964.
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  • 1945
    Born in 1945.
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