Vince McMahon Explains Why He Hates The Word ‘Wrestling’ & ‘Wrestlers’

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Vince McMahon Explains Why He Hates The Word ‘Wrestling’ & ‘Wrestlers’ WWE

Vince McMahon has explained why he hates the word “wrestling” and “wrestlers” as well as why he prefers the term “superstars”.

Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, WWE owner Mr. McMahon discussed why he doesn’t like the word “wrestling” and how he changed terms to allow the company to stand out.

McMahon said:

“There’s always been wrestling. I wanted to separate us from everybody else. And my dad wasn’t part of the, well he was part of the NWA, but he had his own branding. It was World Wide Wrestling Federation, many, many years ago. And I thought that was brilliant – wow, you’re making yourself different from everyone else. And at the time when I bought my dad’s business – he’d have never sold it to me if he knew what I was gonna do…

“It’s like, separate yourself. Be who you wanna be, especially the brand. It’s WWE. It was WWF, which is another story.”

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When bringing why he decided on “superstars” over “wrestlers”, Vince stated:


“Our performers, the reason I call them Superstars, not just wrestlers, is because anyone can wrestle. Either poorly or well. Back to branding and marketing – do you wanna be a professional wrestler, or do you wanna be a WWE Superstar? WWE Superstar sounds a whole lot better to me than being a professional wrestler.”

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Mr. McMahon furthered explained his stance and why he didn’t want the pandemic to make WWE miss a beat, saying:


“I like to do our own thing. And everything’s different, look, whatever the guys in the NFL do or whatever, they’re a little higher profile and so forth, and I get it. But I was determined that even with this Covid stuff that we weren’t gonna miss a beat. Couldn’t have an audience. We never missed a show. And that’s a credit to our performers as well in terms of… because again they’re so gifted, they work hard at what they do in terms of their skills in so many different directions. That’s why they’re Superstars, not wrestlers. To have this thirst for everything they can possibly do to make them a better performer, quite frankly to become better human beings.”

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As previously mentioned, Vince McMahon also announced that Pat McAfee would be in a WrestleMania 38 match during this interview as well.

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