Vince McMahon Furious About Sheamus Promo

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is the boss in the company and can instruct the talents to do anything to his desires. On his new podcast, Wrestling with Freddie, Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about a production meeting with Vince and the talent from several years ago. Vince also became ‘livid’ recently at WWE star Seth Rollins after a fight.



Vince McMahon made Sheamus and Wade Barrett act like dogs

Prinze Jr. recently revealed that McMahon made Sheamus and Wade Barrett fight like dogs during a promo class. He said that WWE Chairman wanted the Irishman and the Englishman to act like dogs and showcase a fight.

He revealed:

Vince in the meeting said, ‘Now you’re going to show me what you got.  Let me get some volunteers.’  A few people put their hands up.  Sheamus gets up and walks to the front.  He takes initiative.  He doesn’t wait for someone to say yes.  He takes initiative and Vince likes that.  That’s an Alpha move.  Wade Barrett gets up next.  We have an Englishman and an Irishman.  This should be a really easy promo for these guys to cut.  Vince said, “I’m going to give you a premise.  You’re a dog and you’re a dog.  Now make me want to watch you fight.’  My heart stops and I’m not even the one doing it.  You can feel the panic.  Everyone got tight.

Vince can be often witnessed furious when any mistake is noted. Prinze Jr. added that Sheamus and Wade Barrett were clueless about how to react to what Vince had asked them to do. Then Vince explained to them what the ‘dog’ is. The two stars eventually messed it up and Vince had stormed off the room, canceling the promo class in the process:

There was so much tension.  You can see sweat beads all over Wade Barrett’s forehead.  Sheamus is stone quiet.  He doesn’t move. He looks like one of the English soldiers outside the palace.  They’re frozen.  30 seconds go by.  Not a sound.  45 seconds go by, nothing.  I’m dying.  I want to jump up and say, ‘Stop.’  It’s like watching a murder.  A minute goes by.  Sheamus says by accident out loud, ‘I think I’m having an out of body experience’, and no one laughs because they can’t believe that it just came out of his mouth.  Wade takes the first step.  He growls, and as soon as he growls, and Vince gets up and yells, ‘Not an actual f*cking dog.  Son of a b*tch.’ and he storms out of the room.  He came back and said, ‘Let’s try again.’  Sheamus is going to be the babyface dog and he starts talking.  He said, ‘I’m a good old dog.  I’m loyal’, and Vince said, ‘Just forget the whole damn thing’ and storms off.  Promo class is canceled.’

Sheamus is currently a SmackDown star while Barrett is an announcer on NXT 2.0.

Barry Russell
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