Monday, April 11, 2016

Vince McMahon is just being a dad

Shane McMahon flying high
Courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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As a wrestling fan I was annoyed when Shane McMahon showed up to run Monday Night Raw 24 hours after losing to the Undertaker at WrestleMania.  The stipulation for the Hell in a Cell was of course that if Shane won, he got control of Raw.  He lost.  So why did he get to run things Monday?  Now it appears Shane will be back for week two of playing the role of GM.

"The Money" returns April 11 to Raw
However, as a dad I get it.  Vince McMahon was trying to teach his son a lesson.  If I had a dollar for every time I made an idle threat against one of my kids I too would be a billionaire running a wrestling, I mean sports entertainment company.

Our parents did it to us and if you have kids you probably do it too.  "Stop fighting or we'll turn this car around and go back home."  Yeah that never happened.  "Eat all your vegetables or you won't get dessert."  Twenty minutes later there's a trail of cookie crumbs on the floor.  
Family feud
Courtesy: WWE
Simply put, Vince made a bold statement out of anger.  He really had no intention of following through on his threat.  And face it; WWE had no credible opponent for the Undertaker this year.  It was really the best option given the list of Superstars currently out injured.  At the same time it's clear the company hasn't done its job in developing the next wave of talent.  Plus, look how popular Shane has been since the announcement of the match.  It’s a nice slice of nostalgia.  I’m sure Triple H, Stephanie and Vince will be back to their shenanigans in no time.

But as Jim Cornette recently said on The Ross Report, "What road you take depends on what your destination is. Since we don't know the destination we don't necessarily know whether somebody's taking the right road or not.  Trust your cab driver."  So that's what I'm going to do.  Trust our cab driver in this case WWE Creative.  And remember, Vince is doing what dads do.  He may be human after all.

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