Vince McMahon has the final say in anything that goes on in WWE and he wants to make sure things go his way. Michael Cole is certainly aware of that.
Michael Cole spoke to the Gorilla Position, where he revealed how Vince McMahon gives instructions to him during shows. He said that Vince McMahon can do “whatever he wants,” but Cole is given more freedom as well as McMahon has faith in him after working with him for several years.
Even if Cole is not always on board with McMahon’s direction for something, he will have to abide by it as Vince McMahon has the last word in the end.
You know, it’s so funny how this myth has taken on a life of its own over the past two decades. Listen, Vince runs the company. He’s the boss. He’s the chairman. He turned a small regional wrestling promotion into a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate. It is his sandbox. He can do with it whatever he wants. Honestly, he gives me a lot of leeway and allows me to do a lot of things because he believes in me after so many years. He’s the boss and just like any producer of any television show, he’s going to tell me what he wants. I may not agree with that direction a lot of the time, but I have to do it. He’s my boss. Yes, he is very active in your ears. During WrestleMania season, he is very active.”
“I have a great relationship with Vince. He believes in me or I wouldn’t be here as long as I have. I think a lot of that stuff that Vince screams in your ear gets really blown out of proportion. I think there are some people that say that because they want to save face because they weren’t successful in what they did. He’s emotional just like all of us are when it comes to this product. He’s so close to it. It’s his family. It’s in his blood. He wants what he wants. On certain days, you’re going to draw the ire of McMahon and on other days, he’s going to tell you that you are the greatest thing in the world and that’s the way Vince is. I wouldn’t trade my working with Vince and what he has meant to my family and my career for anything.”