The former WWE star Francine recently opened up on of a conversation she had with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon shortly after ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) relaunched as a WWE brand.
Vince McMahon did not watch ECW
ECW was very popular among the fans for the ‘extreme’ nature of wrestling and hardcore spots. Francine while speaking on The Hannibal TV, recalled how she was shocked to know that Vince had “no clue” about her abilities as a performer. Lana Message To WWE Girlfriend Leaks
She said the Vince was not familiar with the former ECW stars he hired, even though he bought the promotion’s entire tape library.
Here’s what she had say about Vince:
“Vince pulls me out of line and he just says, ‘You’re a beautiful girl but beautiful girls are a dime a dozen and I don’t know what you can do,’” Francine said. “I just turned around, I looked right at him, I said, ‘Didn’t you buy our tape library?’ And he says, ‘Yes, but I don’t watch ECW. I don’t know what ECW people do.’
“I was taken aback. I was just like, ‘Are you kidding me? You hired all these people and you have no clue what we can do?’ That blew my mind.”
Francine had stint with ECW between 1994 and 2001. She made a surprise appearance at WWE’s ECW One Night Stand event in 2005 before joining the WWE ECW roster in 2006.
Vince McMahon had finalized his purchase of ECW in 2003 and relaunched the brand as a weekly WWE show in 2006. However, WWE’s version of ECW did not gain popularity and eventually failed. The show got disbanded in 2010.