Friday August 21st, 1998 11:40 am
Jon White sent me the
AOL transcript of Vince McMahon's chat last
(Thursday). As usual, very interesting. Jon was sent
who was kind enough to share the chat with the
the chat, straight from the horse’s mouth. A little
into the chat,
AOL screen froze, and
McMahon did a little
himself. Not the greatest chat ever, but still worth
AOL Chat, Thursday,
August 20th, 1998
WWFBBANKS is a
Folks....Mr. McMahon is here! We will beginning in a
in for Mr. McMahon! Welcome Mr. McMahon!
M: HELLO EVERYBODY,
GOT A CUP OF COFFEE IN
TO TRAIN IN AN HOUR, LET'S DO IT!
Question: Is it
true Hall and Nash are coming back to the WWF?
M: Not that I know of, as far as I know they are
My name is Christine I am a HUGE fan of yours as
the WWF, and I
was wondering what its like to personally know some
like Austin and the Undertaker? I will be at your
Scranton,Pa.. I cant
M: Not feasible due to the PPV universe in the
would you like to see represent the WWF as their
M: Bob Backlund, however, Mr. Backlund is too old.
Question: Is it
true that Shawn Mchaels is going to be the special
referee for the
IC belt at Summerslam?
M: Not to my knowledge.
Vince... how does it strike you that Warrior won his
case with you?
M: He hasn't yet.
Sid coming back?
M: I hope not.
Vince, what kind of working relationship, if any, do
have with Paul
Heyman of ECW?
M: I hear from Paul approximately once every three
something. That's the extent of the relationship
want something from him too.
next big talent might be coming to WWF. Is Ric Flair
M: If I told you the next big talent who was to
on the scene, I
would spoil the surprise, however, its no secret
I would like
for Mr. Flair to be in WWF ranks, only however, when
clear to do so.
Vince...where do you think the WWF will be in say 10
M: On top of the world!
is RAW taped week after week?
M: RAW is live at least twice per month, soon to be
Vince, you are doing a great job but do you feel
your on camera
too taxing/ too
much exposure a la Bischoff?
M: Despite our competitors accusations. Every talent
overexposure, it depends on the talent.
Vinnie Mac, what are your concerns now that the
M: None! Whose left that WCW can take? Bruno
did it feel when WCW kept saying "we don't have a 10
that taped show," considering JR kept saying it was
confrontation and not a match.
M: It felt like the same old thing from WCW.
McMahon, Are you and Bret Hart in Cahoots against
M: Bret is my secret agent, however, not a very good
one! Ha Ha Ha
is HBK coming back to the ring?
M: That depends on his physical recovery, I hope
WrestleMania be in
M: Yes, it will announced this Monday night at the
Philadelphia will be
the city of brotherly attitude for
March 28, 1999.
are your plans for DX when HBK comes back?
M: I don't know if HBK will get along with the new
That remains to
McMahon, over the past two years in which WCW peaked
how sure were you that your new "direction" of the
M: I always feel that creativity coupled with Lady
and a very
strong work ethic will eventually overcome. Despite
odds and predatory practices from Ted Turner.
will Shane take over? What do you think about him on
M: Shane will take over when he can push me out of
performance on HEAT is very different and refreshing
needs more experience.
The only way to get that is to do it.
are your plans with the purchase of the Debbie
in Las Vegas
M: The WWF Hotel and Casino will be one of the
WWF entertainment. Las Vegas is the entertainment
We at the WWF
believe that we should take our rightful place on
top of it,
entertainment world - that is.
in:::::::: Now here is where the trouble begins....AOL
screwing up at this part of the chat.....and Mr.
none too happy!
gentlemen, I present to you....one of the biggest,
ups in AOHell history! The entire Vince McMahon
Live Rant! Here
M: We're temporarily frozen, stand by.
M: We're coming back up, stay with me.
M: I guess we have too damn many people wanting to
M: What the hell is going on anyhow??
is supposed to be interactive but right now its a
might even call it the HIGHWAY TO HELL!. In which
role that is
unfit for me, likely I would be deemed the devil.
M: Hang on everybody, we're still frozen, god its
in here. Can we
M: While we're down, I predict that all of my
likely to be verified this Monday on RAW. Can you
the Undertaker drove off with his brother Kane in a
Monday. I understand they were last seen on Route
M: Can somebody at
AOL please wake the
hell up? Is all
trying to talk to Mr. McMahon?
M: We're back, finally!
M: No we're not back.
M: Why the hell is
M: Damn it, I want to talk to you people.
M: More importantly, I want to listen to you.
M: But to answer most of your question, I'm feeling
M: its nice that everyone is so concerned with my
mental well being. I didn't know so many people
M: You see while this damn thing is frozen, I can
fantasize all I
want. Which brings me to Sable. Wow!! Wait til you
guys see, if
of the new shots of Sable. Truly a classy lady. and
chassy to boot. Did I say boot, that's kind of nice
M: Well I certainly appreciate all of the questions
coming over a
AOL. Come on Bob
Pittman, get your shit together!
opportunity I have to speak to everybody online and
again! Or is it nanook of the north? You guys
remember the pro wrestler Nanook don't you? He
in the 60's under an assumed name. Speaking of Jerry
how well he's doing selling property. He was thought
of as the most
beloved promoter in the history of the wrestling
although Kansas City's Bob Gigel ran a close second.
hell's going on? I'm still frozen! We're crashed.
M: She's breaking up, she's breaking up.
M: Much like DX might be doing...oops! Maybe I
M: I'm having a blast talking to myself. I can't
M: I'm making alot of sense to myself, as I
when I am
asking and answering my own questions, I'm sure
AOL. What the hell is
going on? You should
have known that
people want to talk to Mr. McMahon.
M: I know I do.
M: This is really getting nonsensical, if we don't
out soon, I'm going downstairs to the no excuse gym,
open 7 days per
week, 24 hours a day. My goal is to add another
quarter inch to
these massive twenty inch guns.
M: Speaking of massive, wait til you get a load of a
WWF toy. its
called a BOSS HOSS. its a 351 cubic inch Chevrolet
between my legs, 0 to 60 in 1 1/2 seconds. its the
M: We're talking to
AOL now, Susan, who
claims that we
had a problem
if more than 5,000 people were trying to get in, no
shit, can you
imagine that. Like I said before, they just weren't
M: Susan, I sure wish this problem with
AOL were fixed.
What a waste.
M: I'm told some of you now can see this monologue.
M: its not a very good monologue.
M: But, its the best I can do at the moment. What I
like is for
AOL to apologize to
all of you who have
reach the WWF and yours truly tonight. I would like
apology on the air and in every newspaper and we
our fans through WWF.COM as well as on the air.
M: I'm sitting in Bill Banks office with a cup of
in my hand
that's cold, looking up at DX making some sort of
crotch, what the hell is the matter with Bill Banks?
WWFLive2: Mr M:
Oops, Bill just told me to suck it!
M: What does he mean by that?
M: Perhaps Monica can help us out!
M: And how about that Chris Rock anyhow.
M: Just like he said, Bill Clinton gave Monica a
what the hell
you can finish the rest. Speaking of jobs, what
like to do to
AOL at this moment,
and who was that cold hearted women,
Susan, that I
just spoke to from
AOL, who asked the
questions, Did we
Mr. McMahon was going to be on line tonight?
M: That's it, I'm looking to get Bob Pitman in the
How about it
Bob, a Brawl for All, Pittman vs. McMahon. Knowing
cheat to win.
WWFLive2: Mr M:
It wouldn't work, just like this damn
M: I have now begun to mumble to myself.
M: I am boring myself out of my mind.
M: Speaking of minds, what about that retarded
that guy anyhow, you want to talk messed up? I liked
At least Dude would shower regularly. Have you guys
mask that Mankind wears. If you're anywhere in the
first 10 rows,
you have. It wasn't your neighbor flatulating next
to you, it
was Mankind's mask, Or, was it the aftermath of a
Or, was it the
aftermath of a Vader match?
M: If the canvas on the ring had not been changed in
and, Vader has been in the building, there will be
odor. its Vader
Time. That sends shock waves through the WWF
M: Well its almost time for me to go train, I must
enjoyed the first five minutes of our chat. which
just like the WWF will be interactive tomorrow with
M: If I were you I would demand a Christmas gift, a
and an autographed picture of Bob Pittman. or Susan
Who could not solve our problem tonight.
M: I've got two words for
AOL - SUCK IT!
M: Wait a minute, that's Bill Banks line to me
I think he
stole it from somebody else.
M: I apologize for breathing in and breathing out
precious time, but, perhaps, we can do it again some
AOL has their shit
M: In the immortal words of Vince McMahon, I hope it
for you then it
was for me. Goodnight.
Justin: Now was
that classic or what???
Submitted by reader:
The WWF should
do more, have Austin sit in the ring and drink all
beers. Hawk as
a drunk is the greatest thing ever. Its hilarious
he has become a
hero to me and my friends. Drunks are cool, Razor
should come on
back and tag up with Hawk. Now that’s an angle.
"I have come
here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...
and I'm all out
of bubble gum"
Submitted by reader:
I'm 27 and I've
been watching wrestling as long as I can remember. I
up on my Dad's bed (wrestling was banned in the
ALL day on Saturday. I
took a break
in my early 20's to go to school, get married etc.
I have three
kids 5, 4 and 2 and there is NO WAY they are
sad. I spend all day teaching my kids not to swear,
that drinking/drugs are bad and Stone Cold is going
otherwise???? I don't think so! As an adult I like a
of the more
adult stuff (though the drinking angle sickens me!)
wrestling and its not fair to them.
I was fortunate in the
to meet a lot of my favorite wrestlers and get to
of them better. Many of these men due to their
lifestyle DO wind up with legitimate drinking/drug
I find the angle insulting to them. Also even if
they do turn the
into a clean and sober rehab angle isn't it better
kids not to drink rather than to teach them to drink
and then go
Sorry to vent
so much, I'm just really disappointed in wrestling
Submitted by reader:
I'd like to
make another response. Since WWF has gone to its
I've noticed something, I can go to almost any store
T-Shirts and find a wall of wrestling shirts, for
had been trying
to find wrestling T-shirts but the only place to
them were at
shows or by catalog. Now wrestling is beginning to
its not because of WCW. With WWF's more adult and
attitude they are winning over lots of smart fans.
they're target audience is males from 15-30, and
they do is
promote directly to that audience, and a good number
people in that
audience are not marks, WCW does not acknowledge the
they are putting on a soap opera, WWF does.
Submitted by reader:
world ---we do not get to sit down with our kids
lot of quality
time-----well Monday night at 8:57 everything stops
house-----we get the Pepsi and popcorn----it is mine
and my daughters
not talk on the phone—
I love the Deadman she
HBK----we do a
lot of talking----joking etc!!!!! I love to listen
Austin tell his boss
what we would all love to-----and smile as he
does it!!!!! I
am always able to go to work after RAW and smile a
little more at
everyone------but I can see them with
Austin in the
a happy thought!!! keep up the good work
Vince-----and your staff!!!!!!!!!
Rest in peace
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