Vince McMahon Insisted On Competing At WWE WrestleMania 38, Laughed It Off Afterwards

Vince McMahon had his (hopefully) last match at WrestleMania, but it wasn't something many other in the company were keen on.

McMahon was said to have made the decision to wrestle on the show months ago, and Fightful learned that numerous people close to him and on the creative team vocally expressed that they thought it was a terrible idea. McMahon hadn't been physical since a 2017 angle with Kevin Owens, and hadn't had an actual match since his 2010 match with Bret Hart that was considered one of the worst in WrestleMania history.

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Those that Fightful spoke to did say that there were plenty of laughs had by the team and Vince McMahon himself in the days that followed the event. The line we were given is that McMahon recognized it was a terrible performance and sell of the Stunner, but chalked it up to "as long as people were laughing and entertained, it's okay."

In another humorous thing in retrospect, we're told Vince McMahon laid out the entire post match for the show, including Austin Theory's music hitting after the match. McMahon reacted to Theory's music as if it was Stone Cold's which led to many laughs backstage.

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