WARNING:We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
Jim Ross Reveals He Once Overheard NWA Promoters Talking About Killing Vince McMahon
Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Aug 16, 2019
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross revealed on the latest edition of his podcast how once had to hide in a bathroom stall while listening to National Wrestling Alliance promoters discuss how it would be easy to bump Vince McMahon off.
Check out the highlights below:
The point of the meeting:
“It’s a true story. Watts and I flew to Kansas City. I believe it was Kansas City, or St. Louis, for a meeting of these promoters to figure out how to combat Vince McMahon’s amazing growth of the wrestling business and the expansion of WWE, which was coming into these sovereign territories, and what we were gonna do.
“So anyway, I said ‘Well, why am I going?’ [Watts said] ‘You’re gonna learn something, and I want you to go to listen. And I want to know what you think. But you’re gonna learn things that you’ll be able to use if you stay in this god-damned business.’ Okay.”
Heading to the meeting:
“So it’s a nice ride. You’re flying with the boss, he’s the pilot. We were in his plane, a little zip up and down from Tulsa to either Kansas City or St. Louis. We get a car, go to the hotel. And he said, ‘We’re not gonna learn a god damned thing here, kid.’ He said, ‘These sons of a b***h can’t even agree on where to have lunch or what to order. So they ain’t gonna agree on nothing anyway.
“We’re gonna go up there and listen.’ He said, ‘I’ll get some information, we might be able to hear about a talent wanting to leave or whatever. But we’ll come away with some things that we can use, but not as them as a conduit in that respect.”
Overhearing the conversation:
“So anyway, we’re getting ready to have lunch, that suspicious mystery lunch. And we had our break, and I make my way to the men’s room. I go into the first available stall. Might have been the only stall in there. And I get down to do my business, and here comes a bunch of guys walking in off of that meeting. Famous wrestling promoters. Hall of Fame men. Some of the most famous men in pro wrestling history, are in my little bathroom.
“And I’m sitting there trying to be discreet. You ever try to be discreet when you really need to go? It’s hard, it’s very sad. It’s really said. Anyway, they start talking about Vince. So one voice, very distinctive voice, says, ‘I could have the motherf**ker killed for $700. Why don’t we just do that?’ Then like I was surrounded by a bunch of little David Copperfields, my feet started elevating off the floor of the bathroom.
“Because I didn’t want anybody to see there’s anybody in there. They hadn’t noticed, they hadn’t said anything. And so that was kind of where that ended. They washed their hands, and I can’t wait to lower my feet back to the floor because my abdomen was hurting, ’cause I was in bad shape. And they leave.”
“So I come out of the — I finished my thing and washed my hands, believe it or not. I said, ‘Cowboy, well that was interesting.’ He says, ‘What?’ And so I told him. He says, ‘Aw, s**t. They’re just flapping their gums, kid. They ain’t gonna do s**t. They couldn’t agree who’s gonna put the $700 in, if that was what they’re gonna do.’ He said, ‘We’re leaving.
“And we’ll go someplace else and have a good lunch, besides this s**t. Cowboy was more interested in the lunch we had, we got a few names of talents that were [interested] and things were going on. We had some big shows coming up, so if you get a date on Harley, or a date on this guy or that guy, all helped. ’cause he’s not gonna join the Alliance. So he said, ‘We’re going home because they’re done. They’re gonna repeat the same stories this afternoon they did this morning, except they’re gonna be longer and slower. And we’re out of here.
“Before we get through out last meeting, we’ll be back in Bixby.’ So that’s what we did. So the thought of killing Vince McMahon. The thought was not really expounded upon, like ‘Yeah, how do we go about doing that? Where would it be,’ whatever. It it was basically a matter of fact, ‘Hey, I got a guy who’ll kill him for $700.’ So okay, I need to doo-doo and move on down the road.”
Oct 29 - During the WWE investors earning's call, it was announced that a multi-part documentary about Vince McMahon is coming to Netflix. This was announced by WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick [...]
WWE Changes Matt Riddle's Ring Name In what may not come as a surprise, WWE has decided to change the ring name of Matt Riddle to just "Riddle" going forward, according to PWInsider. Riddle was recently moved from NXT to the Raw roster[...]
Oct 29 - In what may not come as a surprise, WWE has decided to change the ring name of Matt Riddle to just "Riddle" going forward, according to PWInsider. Riddle was recently moved from NXT to the Raw roster[...]
Oct 29 - The numbers are in for this week's Wednesday Night action-packed night of pro-wrestling from WWE and AEW. AEW Dynamite drew 781,000 viewers, which is up on last week's 753,000 viewers. WWE NXT's Hall[...]
Oct 29 - In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE Superstar Chavo Guerrero reflected on his Kerwin White gimmick and revealed that he was once going to come out dressed like the KKK with a white [...]
Oct 29 - In an update on Thunder Rosa who recently lost the NWA Woman's title to Serena Deeb, Billy Corgan of the NWA has provided an update on her status with the promotion on Instagram. There have been rumo[...]
Oct 29 - WWE Superstar Big E recently talked about The Undertaker in an interview with Sportskeeda, including an interesting story of how Taker once made his day. On The Undertaker completing 30 years in WWE:[...]
Updated Card For AEW Full Gear 2020 Pay-Per-View Following tonight's AEW Dynamite here is the updated card for the AEW Full Gear Pay-Per-View 2020. - Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston in an “I Quit” match for the AEW world championship- Nyl[...]
Oct 28 - Following tonight's AEW Dynamite here is the updated card for the AEW Full Gear Pay-Per-View 2020. - Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston in an “I Quit” match for the AEW world championship- Nyl[...]
Oct 28 - WrestlingNewsSource.com is advertising for news reporters to join our small team to help keep the website updated with all the latest pro-wrestling news and live event coverage. We're looking for peo[...]
Oct 28 - Pete Dunne made his comeback on WWE NXT TV during a segment involving Pat McAfee and the NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. The trio were confronting Undisputed Era’s Kyle O&rs[...]
Eric Bischoff Just Appeared On AEW Dynamite Again Eric Bischoff made a surprise appearance during tonight's AEW Dynamite. Bischoff was present for the Inner Circle’s Town Hall segment in which he questioned whether superstar MJF was right for [...]
Oct 28 - Eric Bischoff made a surprise appearance during tonight's AEW Dynamite. Bischoff was present for the Inner Circle’s Town Hall segment in which he questioned whether superstar MJF was right for [...]
Oct 28 - During tonight’s AEW Dynamite on TNT, The Young Bucks made a big announcement regarding their tag team title matchup against FTR at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view on November 9. Matt Jacks[...]
Oct 28 - The first spin of the wheel, a deflated pumpkin, and Devils Playground match resulted in a new North American Champion. Johnny Gargano won the title with help from someone dressed as Ghostface, leavi[...]
Oct 28 - An independent wrestler who broke both of his legs recently when a ring entrance went wrong recently set up a GoFundMe account to help support his medical funds. One of the significant donators[...]
Oct 28 - WWE Hall Of Famer Kevin Nash revealed on Twitter that he will be voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election. A disgruntled fans responded, "You also thought it was a great idea to[...]
Oct 28 - As previously reported, there has been another potential COVID-19 outbreak at the WWE Performance Center with at least one person testing positive for the virus. According to Fightful Select, "at lea[...]
Oct 28 - Former WWE Superstar and Tough Enough winner Maven has been announced to make an appearance for WWE programming next week! Maven will appear on next week’s episode of WWE’s The Bump. For[...]
AEW Announces DVD Releases Of First-Year PPVs All Elite Wrestling has announced upcoming DVD releases of their first run of PPV events. Shows available are the inaugural Double or Nothing from 2019, ALL OUT 2019, Full Gear 2019, Revolution 2020, [...]
Oct 28 - All Elite Wrestling has announced upcoming DVD releases of their first run of PPV events. Shows available are the inaugural Double or Nothing from 2019, ALL OUT 2019, Full Gear 2019, Revolution 2020, [...]
Oct 28 - During his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff spoke about the time Bret Hart said that WCW's locker room was filled with "drug abusers." "Typical of Bret Hart then and now. If Bret Hart doesn’t [...]
Oct 28 - During an interview with Wrestling Inc, Karlee Perez (formerly known as Catrina in Lucha Underground and Maxine in WWE) spoke on why WWE exerts such control over their contracted talent. "They pick[...]
Oct 28 - 2K and WWE have revealed details for season seven of WWE Supercard: New York, NY – October 28, 2020 – Today, 2K announced that Season 7 of WWE SuperCard, the newest addition to the action[...]
Tracy Smothers Passes Away Aged 58 Tracy Smothers has sadly passed away aged 58. Smothers had worked for many of the major pro-wrestling promotions across the globe with a run as The Southern Boys and later The Young Pistols in WCW an[...]
Oct 28 - Tracy Smothers has sadly passed away aged 58. Smothers had worked for many of the major pro-wrestling promotions across the globe with a run as The Southern Boys and later The Young Pistols in WCW an[...]
Oct 27 - NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 15 event is set to be a two-day event, just like it was last year, taking place on January 4th and 5th. The new NJPW president Takami Obari has revealed in an interview with To[...]
Oct 27 - It is being reported by Ringside News that Retribution is starting to be given less and less favor in WWE, and that their push may be coming to an end. It's stated that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has [...]
Oct 27 - NXT will hold the return of Halloween Havoc tomorrow night on USA Network. TV listings for this broadcast list it as airing from 8 PM ET to 10:08 PM ET on USA Network. This is nothing unusual for NXT[...]
Jake Hager Says Jon Moxley Could Be An MMA Fighter During an interview with MMANews.com, Jake Hager spoke about wrestling Jon Moxley and revealed that he believes Jon Moxley would be a natural in MMA. "I know after wrestling him for that [AEW] cham[...]
Oct 27 - During an interview with MMANews.com, Jake Hager spoke about wrestling Jon Moxley and revealed that he believes Jon Moxley would be a natural in MMA. "I know after wrestling him for that [AEW] cham[...]