Vince McMahon has been known to make some interesting comments over the years.
Former WWE star Ken Anderson, who was known as Mr. Kennedy in WWE, recently revealed in an interview with Sportskeeda that the WWE Chairman actually told him that “funny, doesn’t draw money.”
“When I first debuted [in WWE], I was really over-the-top, and sort of comedic in my delivery of everything, and I remember him [Vince McMahon] telling me, ‘you’ve got to stop trying to be funny and entertaining.'”
“I remember thinking, isn’t that the point of what we’re trying to do here, to just be entertaining? He said, with all due respect, ‘funny, doesn’t draw money.'”
“When he said, ‘nobody ever drew big bucks being funny, goofy, and doing comedy stuff,’ I was like, with all due respect, but I’m a huge fan of The Rock, and almost every one of his promos were funny.”
“And he said yeah, but The Rock sort of hamstrung himself when he started cutting those funny promos, Vince said that after Rock cut those funny promos, fans began to expect the same delivery every single night. I understood why it’s really hard to do that [cut funny promos] when you are running 52 weeks a year.”
“So, I think that was an interesting piece of advice. There were times I think where funny is appropriate, but overall, the comedy characters, unfortunately, always seem to be secondary characters.”
WWE has had a number of comedy characters over the years, despite the fact that The Chairman believes that this isn’t something that brings in the viewers.