Vince McMahon once said that ‘funny doesn’t draw money’

WWE, Vince McMahon (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
WWE, Vince McMahon (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage) /

Vince McMahon believes comedy doesn’t make money in WWE.

Vince McMahon is a wrestling genius, and we all know that the master has created a business as well as careers of multiple superstars over the years. Mr. Kennedy didn’t get the same response during his time in the WWE, and during an exclusive interview with SportsKeeda, the 2007 Money In The Bank briefcase winner had some words to say about the boss.

Ken Anderson talked about how his comedic promos didn’t go well with the Chairman of the Board. Vince’s approach has turned down some ideas that could have served the fans in the long run, but there are not a lot of them that have spoken about it until recently.

Anderson said,

"“When I first debuted [in WWE], I was really over-the-top, and sort of comedic in my delivery of everything, and I remember him [Vince McMahon] telling me, ‘you’ve got to stop trying to be funny and entertaining.’“I remember thinking, isn’t that the point of what we’re trying to do here, to just be entertaining? He said, with all due respect, ‘funny, doesn’t draw money,'” Credit: Sportskeeda’s UnSKripted with Dr. Chris Featherstone"

Vince McMahon may not like the idea, but it is a fact that over the years funny segments have served the company. R-Truth’s funny promos and segments have helped the company get good ratings, and if that is one thing to go by, we all know that such segments have always proved beneficial.

WWE Chairman is all praises for R-Truth, so we know that he enjoys comedy segments. It is a possibility that Mr. McMahon may have had this mindset back in the day, but we know that things have changed and he enjoys comedy segments more than anyone else.

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Comedy is always the best way to tickle a funny bone and keep people involved. The company did it when Mick Foley forgot the location name in his promo and even carried Titus O’Neil’s fall at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia for weeks to entertain fans and get ratings.