CMHunk Posted April 21, 2018 Share Posted April 21, 2018 End of June 1994 It was the day after the King of the Ring pay-per-view, a solid show that demonstrated our lack of real star power going forward. The main event was between Jerry Lawler, a guy who isn't fully loyal to us and Roddy Piper, who isn't even employed anymore. Still, it felt like we were moving in a good direction we just needed time. Unfortunately, WCW was not giving us time. I got called into Vince's office first thing, nothing too unusual about that probably wanted to go over some booking stuff before the meeting for this week's Raw. I immediately realized something was wrong when I walked in and only Vince was there. "Take a seat, Pat." He said, his tone implied that this wasn't going to be good news. After a long silence, he confirmed my fears. "They've got me. I've been told by my lawyers that the odds aren't in our favor. They're going to send me to jail for this bogus steroid trial." I laughed, not because this was funny but because what else could I do? This couldn't be happening. "What about the company?" "Linda is going to handle the finance end but you and I both know she can't be the owner or booker. Effective the end of this month, I am no longer owner of WWF. I'm giving the company to Shane." "Your kid?!" I yelled in disbelief, "he's only 24 Vince, he's got no clue what to do, we're gonna get our asses handed to us." He sighed before speaking, "I know it's probably not the best option but he's smart, he takes after me in that respect." He smirked, "I hope you understand Pat, this was my father's company, I can't just give it up to someone who isn't blood." "Yeah, I understand." "Now that we're clear on that, I need to ask a favor from you. The locker room is gonna try it's hardest to try and play around with Shane. They know he's new to this and they're gonna try and take advantage of that. I need you to be his right hand man, Pat, like you were for me." The bastard snuck that last bit in there to soften the blow, "you want me to babysit him?" "Show him the ropes, help him make decisions and steer him in the right direction. I already talked to Shane about this, he's more than willing to listen to your advice." I put my head in my hands, this was so much to take in but what could I do, tell the man who I pledged my loyalty to for years no? "Yeah, okay yeah I'll take care of your boy. God, the press are gonna eat this up. WCW is gonna eat this up." That was the last time I saw Vince McMahon before the verdict came in. He was going behind bars for a minimum of a year and Shane McMahon had officially been named the new owner. I spent that whole night talking to members of the roster. This was gonna be one hell of a ride. Like Father Like Son Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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