WWE Chairman and Chief Eexecutive Officer Vince McMahon recently sat down for a chat with Bloomberg‘s Melissa Long.
In the interview, McMahon says that WWE has “no direct competitors.”
That should come as quite a shock to the folks over at TNA Wrestling. They’ve spent a great deal of money, time, and effort building up what’s probably the closest thing WWE has to a competitor.
Still, the fact of the matter remains, even with TNA’s new “Wrestling Matters” overhaul, as long as they continue to feature 5-minute matches, 50-year-old wrestlers, and Vince Russo‘s bizarre story-lines, the company is severely limiting itself. The problems in TNA creative are deep, and before they go launching other ventures like the new All Wheels Wrestling promotion, they should really be straightening up their own house first so they can present themselves as somewhat formidable to WWE.
TNA is showing signs of improvement, however. Hopefully, it continues.
The interview below is interesting in that we get to see a totally different side of Vince McMahon than what he lets us see on TV. He comes off as a genuinely nice guy, and even tells Long, “you’d love to work for me!”
Also featured in the video are Vince’s daughter, Stephanie McMahon, and son-in-law, Paul Levesque, A.K.A. Triple H. It’s kind of weird seeing Stephanie trying on Triple H’s WrestleMania mask.
This interview is definitely worth watching.