February 3, 2001 |
Emerging from a black stretch limousine in Mobile, Ala., Vince McMahon slips into his trademark character, the power-crazed wrestling promoter. It's not a hard fit. McMahon, chairman of the World Wrestling Federation, is the nation's most powerful wrestling promoter. But now it's show time. As the cameras catch him outside the city's sold-out Civic Center, he flies into a screaming rage at his driver and fires him for delivering him late.
November 15, 1998 |
- SEE CORRECTION APPENDED In its bid to capture what World Wrestling Federation folks call "the future of America's eyeballs"--young males 12 to 34--here's what Vince McMahon is up against this particular Monday night: "Monday Night Football," a baseball playoff game, Ally McBeal's miniskirts and, of course, that other wrestling show, the one on the TNT network of "Billionaire Ted" Turner.
May 19, 2001
XFL fans: Stop blaming The Times for the death of your league. Is The Times' lack of L.A. Xtreme coverage responsible for all of the other teams folding? The XFL was a mess from the word go. The players had no skills. Vince McMahon targeted WWF fans, but stupidly didn't realize that if it wasn't scripted, they weren't going to watch. Good riddance. Matt Shevin Hermosa Beach
July 23, 1994 |
Promoter Vince McMahon, who transformed wrestling into a multimillion-dollar industry during the 1980s, was cleared Friday of charges that he fueled the sport's growth through a widespread steroid conspiracy. A federal jury acquitted McMahon of conspiring to distribute steroids among his heavyweight charges in the World Wrestling Federation. The panel deliberated 16 hours over two days before reaching its verdict. "I'm elated.
April 7, 2011 |
Vince McMahon is taking the wrestling out of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. No, this isn't an outrageous plot the colorful impresario has cooked up for his wrestlers to act out in front of thousands of screaming fans. McMahon, the chairman and chief executive of WWE, wants to give the company a makeover, starting with the name. From now on WWE will no longer stand for World Wrestling Entertainment. It will just be WWE, plain and simple. "I think every brand has to re-create itself," he said.
February 10, 2001
The debut of the XFL was crude, amateurish, tawdry, violent, outlandish, bawdy, ridiculous, titillating, amusing, silly and hilarious. In other words, it was exactly what XFL co-owners Vince McMahon and NBC were hoping for. JOE LYOU Gardena I never have been a fan of the WWF or any other pro wrestling league, but I watched the opening game of the XFL with an open mind, and you know what? I really liked it. It was the most uncorrupted pro sport I have seen. Yeah, it's true that the XFL exploits sex, but violence?