A former WWE writer has revealed why he was too scared to fall asleep on Vince McMahon’s private jet out of fear of what the boss woud do to him. Some employees, and former employees, of WWE will tell tales of McMahon being akin to a supervillain.
Former WWE writer Jensen Karp recently explained why he was always too scared to fall asleep while riding on Vince McMahon’s private jet.
Of all the crazy characters and personalities in wrestling, there is none more fascinating than Vince McMahon. Despite how much fans have seen of the WWE chairman over the course of the past 30 years, we still know very little about what the man is like behind closed doors. That’s mainly due to the fact that those who offer up information have such different opinions on the boss.
Some employees, and former employees, of WWE will tell tales of McMahon being akin to a supervillain. Making wrestlers work when they’re hurt and not giving them the opportunities they believe they deserve. Then on the flip side, some will say he is basically like a father figure to them. He also does things like pay for the rehab and surgeries of former employees should they need it, long after they’ve left the company.
Some of the most interesting insight into what McMahon is like behind the scenes comes from former WWE writers. Those who worked with him the closest and for extended periods of time. One of those writers, Jensen Karp recently appeared on Radio.com’s Swing & Mrs. During the interview, Karp revealed why he would always be too scared to fall asleep when riding on McMahon’s private jet.
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“The first few times I would go on the private plane, I would see Vince throw almonds at people who fell asleep,” Karp revealed. Despite the differing stories various people tell about McMahon, the one consistency is that the man never sleeps. Since he can somehow function on little-to-no sleep, the implication is that the boss doesn’t see why others can’t do the same, hence the almond throwing on his private jet.
The thread of Karp’s interview was outlying the bullying he was forced to deal with during his time in the wrestling industry. As well as the almond story, Karp also explained how JBL called him sh*thead for six months rather than learn his name. Although we can’t confirm whether that’s true or not, JBL is another WWE personality who different people describe two very different versions of, depending on their experiences with him.