Yesterday I opened my phone to find out that Vince McMahon the owner and creative force behind the WWF/E had retired. While there are many factors behind this I’m sure I was eh to the news at first.
Then I saw the picture I have in the post and the kid in me started to grieve. I grieved Saturday and Sunday afternoons watching NWA and WWF wrestling. I grieved the over the top blazer wearing announcer that was in fact the owner.
Vince was my PT Barnum as he brought me hours of entertainment and for that I am grateful. I will much like Ric Flair only remember the man from. Y childhood and not the out of touch individual they would become.
Vince gave us Wrestlemania, Saturday Nights Main Event, Hulkamania, Macho Madness, HBK, RAW/Smackdown, and cool Video Games.
The man in the picture is who I thank, and I hope that in retirement he finds peace, morals, and can make right the wrongs.