10 Quick facts about: Vince McMahon

1.In his early life, McMahon also overcame dyslexia.

2.McMahon’s father, Vincent James McMahon, had left the family while McMahon was still a baby, taking his elder son, Rod, with him. McMahon did not meet his father until age 12.

3.McMahon first met the promoter for Capitol Wrestling Corporation, his father Vincent J. McMahon, at the age of 12. At that point, McMahon became interested in following his father’s professional wrestling footsteps and often accompanied him on trips to Madison Square Garden. McMahon wanted to be a wrestler, but his father would not let him, explaining that promoters did not appear on the show and should stay apart from their wrestlers.

4.In 1968, McMahon graduated from East Carolina University[10] 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).

5.Throughout the 1970s, McMahon became the prominent force in his father’s company, and over the next decade, Vince assisted his father in tripling TV syndication.[citation needed] He pushed for the renaming of the company to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

6.By 1980, McMahon had become chairman of the company, and Titan Sports was incorporated; in 1982, a 37-year old McMahon led Titan’s acquisition of the Capitol Wrestling Co. from his ailing father (who died in May 1984),

7.At the time of his purchase of the WWF, professional wrestling was a business run by regional offices. The various promoters shared an understanding that they would not invade each other’s territories, as this practice had gone on undeterred for decades. McMahon had a different vision of what the industry could become. In 1963, the WWF split from the National Wrestling Alliance, which was the governing body for all the regional territories across the country and as far away as Japan. And wanted to make WWF national business

8. He is avid practitioner of bodybuilding and was featured on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine.

9.McMahon was primarily an announcer on television for WWF during 1971-1997, with his behind-the-scenes involvement generally kept off TV for kayfabe-based reasons.

10.In 2014, McMahon returned to the Forbes list, with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.

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