Vince McMahon was the guest on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast after WWE Raw went off the air. Vince addressed a number of topics as well as issuing a much publicized apology to former WWE superstar and champion CM Punk. Austin got Vince to open up about a fan favorite who has recently fell flat and he also inquired about Vince McMahon’s relationship with his son Shane. With some transcribing help from Wrestlingnewssource.com here’s what Vince had to say.
Austin asked why Cesaro hasn’t clicked yet and Vince stated that perhaps it’s because he’s Swiss and hasn’t shown the charisma, but Vince hopes he does pan out in the end. Austin pointed out that the momentum was lost for him via the booking since winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royale and participating in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Vince said he doesn’t have all the answers, but to remain hopeful because Cesaro isn’t being given up on. In Cesaro’s latest bouts, he lost to former partner Jack Swagger and lost a tag-team turmoil contest along with his teammate Tyson Kidd.
Austin talked about the creative team and how different it was from the days of Vince working from his pool. Austin asked why creative got so complicated, to which Vince replied that the company grew in leaps and bounds. Since going public, and it’s not going to be a one-man show. Vince said he can’t do it all and joked that he used to work Pat Patterson to the bone.
Austin asked where Shane McMahon is and Vince said he’s a happy camper having his hands in a lot of pots. He said Shane’s departure was something of a mutual agreement. He also stated being a family in business is extremely difficult, but he tried to do what was right for business as always. Vince also said his dad didn’t want him in the business and he wanted his kids to do what they wanted to do.