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Be a Star? Is Vince the biggest "Bully" of them all

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Hey guys Knox here hoping all is well. I just have to touch on this whole situations with talent being cheated out of their money which is a complete mockery to the business. I'm very upset about this because eventhough we aren't affected, these guys are still human.

Let me address Vince McMahon. Vince can kiss my ass and I mean that. I'll continue to watch Raw every week but it sickens me how this guy treats people and it truly needs to be dealt with, somehow.

People Vince has "Bullied":
Vince has a history of bullying folks and he's been doing it his whole career. I'm talking about backstage issues that he has with people and purposely books them to be jobbed out or embarrassed on television just because he has the money and the power to do so.

JTG:
Forced to job out to Ryder after his huge Twitter remarks and was made a fool of again.

Santino:
Lately for the past month Santino has basically lost every match he's competed in and just this past Raw, he wasn't even feature. I guess Vince is too stupid to realize he's killing the prestige of the United States Championship.

Zack Ryder:
This guy gets himself over on his own with an amazing YouTube series. He gets a push, then gets immediately jobbed and forced to sign his show over to the WWE and not get proceeds from the show. Not to mention he's in the Top 5 in merchandise sales and isn't compensated as much as the others.

William Regal:
Was forced to kiss Vince's "Ass". Back when that took place it was a rumor that Regal got in an argument with Vince weeks prior over Vince not letting his gimmicks reach their full height. Vince sure did make him pay if that's the truth.

Jim Ross:
Vince fired this guy after his first Bells Pausy attack which is just low class. Before that took place, Vince who was a God awful commentator, took Jim Ross's seat on announcing. I know it has to be some bad blood their in real life but Vince knows he needs Ross.

When Ross was the head of Talent Relations, the talent was absolutely amazing. Vince thanked Ross by having his wife kick him in the nuts on Raw. Let's also not forget how MVP was said to be Ross's crown jewel.

Jim Ross on the Legends of Wrestling talks said that MVP was the guy he brought in that he knew would be a draw. He slated MVP to be the next breakout star and said it was one of his proudest moments when MVP had his record breaking United States Championship run.

Apparently Vince & Ross were in some sort of dispute. So Ross said Vince basically turned MVP face and slowly let him get lost in the shuffle. Because of that incident, Ross said he never wanted to work under Talent Relations any longer and was heartbroken over the incident. And do I even need to mention the fact that Vince just mocked his Bells Pausy not too long ago on Raw?

Eric Bischoff:
Everyone knows my beef with Eric so this doesn't bother me as much. But talk about bullying when Eric Bischoff's send off from WWE was by being thrown in a dump truck by John Cena. That's the ultimate burial and I'm sure that had alot to do with some WCW ribs. Still bullying none the less.

Johnny Ace:
Triple H apparently isn't a big fan of Ace. Slowly Triple H was taking Johnny's real life role as the 2nd man in charge behind Vince. They made Johnny an on screen character. Johnny was very over as a heel and was doing a solid job.

Johnny started losing his real life power in the fact and since then has been used at house shows and live events to just get beat up and basically he's lost his power. Bullying from Vince due to the fact that he's had issues over Johnny not convincing MVP & Jericho to resign.

Vickie Guerrero:
This lovely woman Vickie. Was given an iron clad contract after Eddie's death. That was nice of Vince but Vince decided he wanted to control her and make her work for every red cent of that money. Vickie was asking Vince if she could take time off to be a mother to her three daughters. They had just lost their father and she didn't want them to not have both parents because she was on the road.

Well Vince didn't budge and continued to keep her on the road. Not to mention the ruthless abuse she got from when she was fat. Jerry Lawler was fed lines all night to humiliate her. When Vickie graciously worked her ass off to lose all that weight, Vince wasn't through yet. Now they bully Vickie over being old. So that's probably why Jericho is always calling her Grandma and stuff.

Vickie looks damn good and she's a damn good woman. One of the nicest ladies you'll ever meet and I actually did meet her. She's been forced to portray this obnoxiously loud annoying rude lady when she's the complete opposite. She's still the biggest heat drawer in the company. Vince seems to be a little butt hurt at the fact that she's 20 times the female character, GM and head seaker that his daughter Stephanie couldn't achieve. Vickie didn't need the crowd calling her a slut to get over. I love this woman.

Mickie James:
There was reports that the WWE was urging her to lose weight. I guess the pressure they put on her to lose weight was to have Michelle McCool and Layla literally bury her with the whole "Piggy James" thing. One thing I'll tell you is those tears from Mickie during that era was real. The young lady was embarrassed out of her mind.

In the new mold of the WWE where divas are made to be supermodels, the last thing you wanna be called is fat. Its one thing if you keep it backstage and really try to work with her but to translate that on television is gutless. Then she was fired soon after.

Lillian Garcia:
She was getting bullied over the amount of mistakes she makes while announcing. She's been affiliated with WWE for so long and should be entitled to her few mistakes. Vince's response was to have Cole bury her on commentary. Horrible.

And the horse jokes that Triple H were making light of backstage was gutless. Has Triple H looked in the mirror? His nose looks like a damn tumor. He should be the last one making jokes about anyone's facial features.

ATTENTION:
Guys I know I missed alot of people Vince bullied. Can you please leave the names I missed in the comments. Thanks........Moving on...


Is Money Important to WWE Stars:
You bet your bottom dollar it is and let me tell you why. You talk about a business when your on the road over 300 days a year. Physically you can't be around your wife, kids, parents and family as much as you want. So the least you wanna be able to do is provide for them financially but some of these guys can't even do that because they are blatantly being cheated.

These midcarders are the true work horses of the WWE. The guys like Tyson Kid, Trent Baretta, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins are the one's busting their asses on the road at all the house shows just to get that opportunity to show the fans in attendance why they deserve to be on Raw or Smackdown.

NBA & NFL:
I'll get heat for this example but quite frankly I could give a rats ass. The NBA has around 400 professional players not including the developmental league. And there are rough 1700 professional football players in the NFL not including the euro league. These numbers don't include the GM jobs, the owner's staff, the vendors at the arenas, the trainers and other expenses.

The least you can pay an NBA basketball player a year is $240,000 a year. That's great compensation if you ask me. Now keep in mind even though these NBA & NFL teams draw alot of money from the different cities, their expenses are much larger than the expenses the WWE has to make.

And yes, I've taken into account the large amount of sponsors NFL & NBA has but keep in mind, the WWE has alot of those same sponsors. The WWE has K-Mart, 7/11, Sonics and other top sponsors.

My Point (Finally Geez)
The NBA & NFL are accountable for much more costs, coverage and expenses than the WWE. But they still afford to pay their players. Both the NBA & NFL both went through a lockout but that was based off greedy players.

People like Chris Paul who makes $16 Million a year was the main one on the Players Union staff complaining about money. People found a way to justify that.

But your telling me when a guy like JTG working for the biggest wrestling promotion ever only makes $500 and not given a fair bonus complains, and its the end of the world. He gets all kinds of backlash from the internet marks. How in the hell does that make sense?

Put Yourself in Zack Ryder's and the other pissed off talent's shoes:
Imagine if your working for a company. A big time company and your the secretary. Your answer the phones and schedule appointments for others but your job is still somewhat important. BAM. This company lands a big client and everyone receives a huge bonus. But they come up to you and say, "Sorry but since your only a secretary, you don't qualify for the bonus". You would feel like complete crap.

Now lets take a journey to Zack Ryder's shoes. This guy gets himself over. In this new "Social Media" wrestling world, Zack Ryder has done everything to the fullest that Vince stresses everyone else to do. He's top 5 in Twitter Followers, FaceBook & Tout Fans and Merchandise Sales in the WWE but he's still screwed out his fair share and compensation. Really soak that in. Really soak in the fact that this guy has to share an apartment with a friend just to make ends meet.

Will Linda McMahon Ruin Wrestling?
Yes, it will unless she loses and finally gives it up. Like I said on the comments thread on EWN. The WWE has become more watered down then some shows on Nickelodeon and Teen Nick, its truly a shame when Degrassi is more edgy than Raw. We as fans are being cheated.

Its not even PG. That's not the big problem. The big problem is that everyone are booked to be like robots and follow a script and not be themselves. How in the hell are you supposed to become a character without any real emotion in it? These guys aren't Bruce Willis, they aren't taping Raw. They don't have millions of takes to get it right.

Steve Austin & Rock got over so well because they were just being themselves for crying out loud. Is that too much to ask now a days. Now we have to be stuck with the good guys always prevailing over the big time bully and its slowly turning into crap right before our eyes.

So is Vince a Hypocrite:
He's the biggest of them all. Vince does all this propaganda media Be a Star stuff just to make the WWE look good for Linda, the company that she apparently has no affiliation with. Yup, and the fact that he treats people like crap and embarrasses them in front of millions actually makes me happy to know that instead of billions, he's been reduced to being just a millionaire. He's lost that company alot of money because he's lost touch of what makes wrestling, wrestling.

He's lost touch of what makes this business go round. We don't wanna see a bunch of heels running around whining, crying and cheating to win. We want to see good television. We don't want to see no Hornswoggle running around going over on guyslike Heath Slater. Its a travesty. I hate to sound rude but it is.


Conclusion:
Thanks guys for reading. I went on a bit of a rant and I usually find nice things to say and cool topics to talk about but this particular topic of the true greed of Vince really does bother me but I apologize if I offended anyone. Its just a shame when a WWE star has to choose between a hotel and food.

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  1. Wade Barrett 1979's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by evilash
    Great blog, dude...and everything u said was true! I think that during the Attitude Era, Vince ACTUALLY listened to the fans, and was more open to ideas backstage from talent and such; WCW was breathing down their necks, so the competition was great for them. It was a period when Vince actually cared about the product evolving. Now, all Vince cares about it making money. He does NOT listen to the fans anymore. In the 90's, we had a product that fans wanted to see. Now, we are seeing a product that Vince wants to see. It's all about what Vince wants these days, not the fans. That's my problem with WWE today. This total lack of respect to mid card talent like Zack Ryder and Santino, who is making him money, makes me physically ill. I wonder why Vince isn't getting behind Ryder, though? He embraced his gimmick he was given - which was created BY Vince McMahon - he ran with it, got himself over, makes a ton in merchandise for WWE. Yet WWE still "jobs him out". Pathetic. In terms of Ryder, I believe he's being pushed down the ladder because of Triple H's and Vince's gay obssession with body-builder types, which Ryder is not. Pathetic. WWE get a FUCKING CLUE!!!
    The way Ryder and Santino get treated make you physically ill?? Really?? I think you need to give up following wrestling for a bit.
  2. Bobby1181's Avatar
    From all the tales I've read and heard it just seems like you can't go up to Vinny Mac in a "Yessir" "No sir" manner because he obviously doesn't respect respectability, probably feels it shows weakness. You gotta be like "Look muthaf**ka, you're gonna pay attention and listen to me or I'm gonna kick your ass" like Austin and The Rock used to.
  3. Sahu's Avatar
    Gr8 Blog Knox!! I agree with every thing u wrote..

    what abt Chavo Guerrero??

    He was made to lose his title to Jaqueline?? Come on NOW!!! To win against Jaqui he needed his father's help?? Again that is insulting!! Damn Insulting!!

    Then what next for him?? Losing to Hornswoggle??

    If it is not enough, he became Swagger Soaring Eagle???
  4. akbar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Barrett 1979
    He's worse than Pol Pot, he should be stripped, hung, drawn, quartered and buggered.
    I think YOU need to give up following wrestling for a bit.

    Pol Pot, really
    Updated 08-14-2012 at 10:09 AM by akbar
  5. The_Socal_Guy's Avatar
    Great blog, only thing is when you say Vince can kiss your ass and you mean it. Then follow up by saying you will continue to watch Raw. That to me almost seems as you can kiss Vince's ass because no matter if you hate him or not your going to watch. But it is a wonderful blog.
  6. alcrissam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by evilash
    Great blog, dude...and everything u said was true! I think that during the Attitude Era, Vince ACTUALLY listened to the fans, and was more open to ideas backstage from talent and such;
    Now, i do agree with what you are trying to say. BUT, dont say vince wanted to listen to the fans. Say: WCW FORCED him to listen to fans and talent.

    In all honesty, this is just the same old vince, he just isnt desperate for money or views anymore.
  7. PhEonYx's Avatar
    This Mr. Jae Knox is the type of blog I like to see you deliver. I'm not going to totally agree with everything you stated, yet I will say you brought up some valid points along with awesome comparisons.

    When speaking of merchandise sales, and the general comparisons to the NFL/NBA, I can agree full out with you. Personally I see it from a hip hop (music), boxing, and UFC perspective. Players/artists/fighters/wrestlers, should be allowed to promote themselves in which ever way they want. Having endorsements, or sponsors promote them should be allowed. I mean look at it this way; Vince allowed Lesnar to wear a t-shirt, and trunks with sponsors to promote him. Wrestlers should be entitled to whatever revenue they generate, wether the E' plasters their label all over their clothing, along with the wrestlers intro music, the wrestler themselves SHOULD have some say....

    It's all about advertising, and publicity. If a wrestler is able to come up with his own "ideas" (such as Ryder), to push himself and further his own career, than they should be entitled to whatever revenue they generate.

    I could go on and on ranting about this, yet I will leave it at this; Great Blog bro! Enjoyed the read, and wish I could read more in depth kind of material like this from you.
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