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Vince McMahon Was 'Hustled Out Of $20 Million' And Had An Outrageous Reaction

Daniel Marland

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Vince McMahon Was 'Hustled Out Of $20 Million' And Had An Outrageous Reaction

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WWE chairman Vince McMahon had a very unexpected reaction to being told he'd been 'hustled' out of $20 million.


Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. worked on WWE's writing team between 2008-2009 and 2010-2012, with part of that being spent in the WWE Films division.

An unnamed writer attempted to get one of his own movies made by the studio and Prinze Jr. knew a 'Hollywood hustle' when he saw one.

He explained on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast: "This guy asked Vince if he could transition from the creative team to the film division because he had experience in film.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"He had experience in television, but not really experience in film. I respect the man’s hustle, but this was a hustle.

"He started selling his own scripts under a pen name to WWE and was producing his own movie and then paying himself to do it. I saw this right away. I know a Hollywood hustle when I see one."

McMahon is worth around $2.1 billion and has pumped money into a number of outside ventures with varying success.

He's attempted to start up his own football league, the XFL, twice and a World Bodybuilding Federation in the 1990s.

The 76-year-old clearly isn't afraid of branching out, but Prinze Jr. felt it was right to tell his boss what was going on.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

But while boarding a plane, McMahon left his employee absolutely stunned.

He continued: "I walk straight up to Vince and say, 'Before we get on the plane, I have to tell you something. You guys are making these $5 million movies, this guy is selling you scripts that would not sell in Hollywood that I’m sure he’s tried to sell a dozen times and everyone passed and you’re paying him for something like that and paying him to make his own movie.

'"That’s four movies a year at $5 million apiece.' He looks me dead in the face and goes, 'Freddie, it’s $20 million, get on the f**king plane.'

"My jaw [dropped] and I went, 'Can I have that job?' He started laughing, slapped me on the back, and I got on the plane. The whole time I’m thinking, 'That’s a billionaire. That’s what a billionaire is.'"

McMahon is still featured heavily on Monday Night RAW and is involved in segments with rising star Austin Theory.

Two years ago, he went viral for jumping from the observation area of the WWE Performance Center, which is a 10 foot drop.

McMahon performed the stunt to show NFL star Rob Gronkowski exactly how it's done. Never change, Vince.

Topics: WWE, Vince Mcmahon

Daniel Marland
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