UFC President Dana White recently recalled the time when the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had lambasted him for not talking during a meeting with former US President Donald Trump.
Dana White shares his thoughts on the incident
White and McMahon are the two main figures in their respective promotions. They had meetings with Donald Trump at the start of the pandemic, where they discussed the next course of action.
While speaking on The Pivot Podcast, White said that he didn’t speak up during the meeting as he felt that the other sports officials would not act on what they promised in the meeting. He felt that only Vince McMahon would stick to what was agreed:
“At the time, President Trump put me and a bunch of the other guys in sports on a panel and we would get on a call every week with the President and walk through how we would do this and I — God, I don’t even know if I should talk about this publicly but… I’ve never talked about this before.”
White said McMahon texted him and questioned why he didn’t speak up in the meeting:
“Vince McMahon starts texting me and basically berating me after the call like, ‘Why didn’t you talk? Why didn’t you back up what I was saying? And we gotta go through this’ and all this other sh*t and I was like, ‘Because I think everybody’s full of sh*t, that’s why, except for you. You’re definitely not full of sh*t Vince,’ you know? Vince is a f*cking killer.”
WWE dealt well with the pandemic as they introduced the WWE ThunderDome. They had first performed at the Perfomance Center and then created the Thunderdome, which featured a virtual crowd. The Amway Center, Tropicana Field, and Yuengling Center were the three venues for the ThunderDome.