WWE Chairman Vince McMahon takes the major decisions in the company. He also decides whom to fire and whom to hire. However, it was also recently revealed that Vince was not aware of the winner of a match. Sometimes the talents want to take a break from their careers and focus on personal life as well. It recently came to light that Vince had once talked WWE Hall of Famer Booker T into staying with WWE after he had offered to hire his wife, Sharmell, to work for the company. Back in 2005, Booker T wanted to go on a hiatus from wrestling following his marriage to Sharmell. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer spoke to Vince McMahon about the situation and asked if he could leave.
Vince McMahon had hired Sharmell to keep Booker T
Reminiscing about the meeting on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Booker T amusingly revealed how Vince reacted to his request back in the day.
“I told Vince I was gonna take a step back from the company. He was like, ‘Why would you wanna do that?’ I was like, ‘I think it might be best for my relationship, just getting married and whatnot.’ He was like, ‘Well, uh, why don’t we just hire Sharmell?’ I go in to quit and he ends up talking about hiring Sharmell!” Booker T said.
Before her two-year run with WWE between 2005 and 2007, Sharmell previously worked for Vince McMahon’s company in 2001 and 2002. She also had a run with WCW between 1999 and 2001. Booker T won the 2006 King of the Ring tournament and began referring to himself as King Booker. Sharmell also received a new name, Queen Sharmell, and performed as her husband’s valet.
Booker T and Sharmell had parted ways with WWE in 2007 and joined IMPACT Wrestling. In 2011, Booker returned to Vince McMahon’s company as a commentator and analyst. He received his first WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2013 (individual) and his second in 2019 (Harlem Heat).