The former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had been sometimes hard to understand by the talents. Former WWE rin-announcer Ricardo Rodriguez recently disclosed details about the only advice he received from Vince McMahon in WWE.
Ricardo Rodriguez reveals what Vince McMahon told him
Rodriguez had a stint with WWE between 2010 and 2014. The 36-year-old is best known for his role as Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer. He also formed a brief alliance with Rob Van Dam (RVD) and occasionally worked as an in-ring competitor.
On the “Cheap Heat Productions Podcast,” Rodriguez revealed that Vince McMahon once told him to “be more Hispanic” after watching him rehearse Del Rio’s ring announcement. The former WWE star said that he is still unaware of what Mr. McMahon meant that day:
“The only real advice that he gave me was, and I quote, ‘No, not like that. Be more Hispanic.’ I still don’t know what that means! The very first time that I did the rehearsal for the intro thing, I was thinking very formal, very Tony Chimel, Justin Roberts… formal… Howard Finkel.”
As Rodriguez referenced, announcers such as Howard Finkel and Justin Roberts usually introduced WWE stars in a formal manner.
The former NXT talent knew he had to take a different approach after Vince McMahon’s words of wisdom. Instead of copying the same template as other WWE announcers, he took inspiration from football/soccer commentators and Mexican wrestling promotion AAA:
“I thought of the guys from AAA, the announcers from AAA, which are very loud, and then I thought eventually of the soccer announcers that are in Spanish,” Rodriguez continued. “I’m a big football/soccer fan, but if you watch it in English versus when you watch it in Spanish, it’s two completely different vibes.”