Vince McMahon is always looking at the big and little picture when it comes to WWE.
On March 3, McMahon appeared on The Pat McAfee Show for his first live interview in fifteen years. During their discussion, WWE's Chairman of the Board discussed a number of topics, including respect and how its a cornerstone of the wrestling industry.
"You have to look at both, constantly You have to look at the big picture and little picture, at the same time, constantly. You want to have an idea of where you might want to go, and you don't always know, but if something makes itself available 'I can fit into that' or 'nope.' With WWE, we can almost fit into anything. In terms of the way we think, the structure we have, the marketing aspect, especially our talent. By the time they finish, they've graduated from...they have much better than a doctoral or bachelor's degree. When you graduate from WWE, you know how to treat people, you show respect, which is one of the things I'm sure you've picked up on. Respect is huge in everything we do. Even from the standpoint, people don't really understand the gorilla position backstage. We hug each other, shake hands, the basis of that is 'I'm going to the ring to work with you, my competitor. I want you to protect me. Don't drop me on my head, I don't want to be paralyzed, hurt for the rest of my life, I can't continue my career.' It's the respect factor that you have for each other to go out there to try not to maim each other and come back through. It hurts, that's okay, that's what you do. You know it's going to hurt," he said.
Elsewhere during the interview, McMahon said he doesn't think about the future of WWE without him. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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