Vince McMahon: Wrestlemania 26, TNA & WWE “In Different Businesses”

Vince McMahon did a rare interview with Acorn Online and had some interesting things to say:

on Wrestlemania 26
There’s an extra amount of excitement… It’s the culmination to a year of buildup for us. …Wrestlemania was the first pay-per-view we did on a national basis and to be able to do it, we literally risked everything we owned. So every Wrestlemania is special. To us it’s like the Oscars or the Grammys or the World Series or the Super Bowl.

on the PG WWE of 2010
At heart I think we’ve always been a bit of a family affair… If you look at the audience for our live events you will see fathers and sons and mothers and sons and brothers and sisters. This is something an entire family can go out and enjoy together. It’s a lot like baseball in that respect.

on TNA
We’re in different businesses… We’re in the entertainment business and they’re in the ‘pro wrasslin’ business. It’s different markets. When they moved to Monday nights they threw the kitchen sink at us and only did a fraction of our audience. It doesn’t speak well for the type of product they’re trying to present with the tawdry, blood-soaked action. I don’t think that’s what the culture wants these days.

on his future as a wrestler:
It makes things more difficult… I really much more prefer working behind the scenes as a director and a producer than being part of the action. I do hope this will be my last time in the ring, but I say that after every match I’m in. I’m 64 years old and while I’m in great physical condition and I never want to say never, I really don’t want to do this again.

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