“I’ve been working, or trying to work with Vince for years,” said White. “It was obviously very difficult, Vince is a maniac.”
White continued and as he has for years in a number of interviews, spoke highly of the guy who turned his father’s regional pro wrestling promotion into a worldwide conglomerate.
“He’s a f*cking competitor, man. That’s what he is. If you look at what Vince McMahon has accomplished in all of his years, and to still be on top, still doing it, the guy’s got enough money,” said White of NcMahon’s work ethic and success over the years. “He’s in it because he loves it. He’s in it because he’s passionate about it.”
White mentioned allowing Ronda Rousey to do the WrestleMania appearance was one example of him working with McMahon in the past. Another example given was obviously the shocking Octagon return of Brock Lesnar at last month’s UFC 200 pay-per-view.
White made it clear that if nothing else, McMahon has his respect.
“[Vince] is a f*cking maniac, he’s an animal,” said White. “He’s a competitor, he wants to win. That’s his nature and I respect it.”
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