Vince McMahon has done a lot of great things over the years, but he's also annoyed quite a few people along the way. As such, it makes sense that, on average, more people dislike him than adore him.
Today we're going to try and figure out that ratio as we look at the always intriguing relationships of the chairman of the board.
Given that he's now in his mid-seventies, we can't imagine there will be too many more names that need to be added to this list in the years to come. Then again, underestimating someone like Vince is a fool's game.
19 DISLIKE - Ryback
Ever since Ryback left WWE he has made it his mission to let the world know what he thinks of Vince McMahon, Triple H and the company in general. Long story short: he doesn’t like them, and we can’t imagine that’s going to change anytime soon, to be perfectly honest.
18 DISLIKE - CM Punk
CM Punk could return to WWE one day, but you can bet it isn’t going to be because of Vince McMahon. From being fired on his wedding day to being sued by the company, Punk has been through a lot in the last few years and McMahon is a big part of that.
17 DISLIKE - Bret Hart
The Montreal Screwjob will live on in infamy for as long as we’re all still watching professional wrestling, and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart is as big of a factor in that whole thing than anyone.
It’s safe to say him and Vince will never fully forgive one another for what happened.
16 ADORE - Stephanie McMahon
While Stephanie almost certainly disagrees with some of the nonsense that her father comes out with from time to time, we’re pretty confident in saying that she still loves him with all her heart.
It’s her father, after all, and while he may be a bit mental, you can’t pick your family.
15 DISLIKE - Jim Ross
Vince McMahon gave Jim Ross the opportunity to become the voice of WWE, and the Oklahoma native took that opportunity and ran with it. However, along the way, Vince also made a complete mockery of JR on more than one occasion – to the point where you could certainly argue that he bullied him.
14 DISLIKE - Ted Turner
Ted Turner attempted to put the World Wrestling Federation, and therefore Vince, out of business when World Championship Wrestling came into the limelight in the mid-90s. In the end, though, Vince was the one who had his hand raised, and he’ll never let Ted forget about that fact for as long as they live.
13 DISLIKE - Gail Kim
We mentioned the word bully just now, and funnily enough, that’s one of the words that Gail Kim has used to describe Vinnie Mac in the past. She’s also dubbed him a racist amongst many other things, pretty much confirming that she won’t be heading into the Hall of Fame anytime soon.
12 ADORE - Brock Lesnar
It’s no secret that Brock and Vince have had a few issues over the years, but at the end of the day, McMahon is the one who gives the Beast Incarnate extraordinary amounts of money in order to compete for WWE on a year to year basis. How could he not enjoy that?
11 DISLIKE - Dave Meltzer
Dave can claim to be unbiased all he wants, but there’s a clear and obvious divide, and dislike, between Meltzer and McMahon. That’s been the case for a long time and while he may never choose to admit that, the number of casual shots he’s taken tells us all that we need to know.
10 DISLIKE - Kenny Dykstra
When the whole Mickie James & John Cena thing went down, Kenny Dykstra was left on an island all by himself, and Vince was one of the men responsible for that. Kenny would eventually return to WWE in 2016, but it was never the same and it never felt like he lost that bitter edge.
9 DISLIKE - Scott Steiner
Every other interview with Scott Steiner seems to feature the former WCW star slating Triple H and Vince McMahon, and we don’t think that’ll ever cease to be the case. Big Poppa Pump has an agenda against both men and he’ll continue to hold onto it.
8 ADORE - Kevin Dunn
For some rhyme or reason, Kevin Dunn continues to be a highly valued employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, and we just can’t wrap our heads around it. The guy must be doing something right in order to be so high up within the company, but either way, you can tell him and Vince are close pals.
7 DISLIKE - Vince Russo
While Vince Russo and Vince McMahon were able to do some great things together once upon a time, their relationship soon disintegrated when Russo attempted to be, well, Russo.
He needed to be put on a shorter leash and he never appreciated McMahon for going through with giving him the boot.
6 DISLIKE - EC3
Wouldn’t you be mad, too?
This is the second time that EC3 has been a member of the WWE, and it’s the second time that he has been shafted in favor of other talents.
He’s more than good enough to do some big things within this company, and he just needs to be given the ball to run with.
5 DISLIKE - Sting
Sting never felt like he could trust how he would be used in WWE, with other WCW stars serving as a shining example of that. The Stinger resented Vince McMahon as a result, and then once he was eventually tempted over, WWE decided to screw him over anyway. What a crock.
4 ADORE - Triple H
Triple H and Vince probably have disagreements every single day about how the company should be run, and we kind of admire that. Sure, it’s not nice to bicker back and forth, but HHH respects his father-in-law and is also undoubtedly thankful for everything he’s done for him over the years.
3 DISLIKE - AJ Lee
AJ was told some pretty horrendous things by upper management during her time with WWE, mainly related to her looks and how unconventional she was as a wrestler. When you combine that with the fact her husband was treated like dirt, we’re pretty confident in saying that she won’t be back anytime soon.
2 DISLIKE - Dixie Carter
Yes, they put her on a WWE Network show, but that’s about as far as the relationship is going to go between the two parties.
WWE, and Vince, never took TNA all too seriously and you can tell that Dixie took that as a personal insult during her long tenure with the company.
1 ADORE - Roman Reigns
In both a personal and professional setting, Vince McMahon has done a lot of things to help out Roman Reigns and we can only imagine how grateful he is for that. Roman is like another son to McMahon, and while you may think we’re exaggerating, the evidence actually suggests otherwise.