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THE POWER OF THE PIN - April 23, 2023: Citizens of the Wrestling World... RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

The tremendous power and financial success of Vince McMahon should send a clear message to the moaning masses


By Ryan K Boman - 04.23.2023

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

--- George Orwell, 1984

When Vince McMahon publicly returned to the helm with WWE in early 2023, it signified many things to longtime fans and observers. While some of them are in-your-face obvious, the overall substance behind them is probably much more Machiavellian than it appears on the surface.

For one, it's pretty obvious that despite the company's public offerings and explanations, The Old Man never really went away. Most veterans of the industry said that all along, but the PR machine kept assuring us not to believe our eyes and ears. Even though he was not seen, his presence would always be felt.

And for good reason. He is the God of the WWE Universe, the all-knowing and all-powerful Oz of sports entertainment. It's a phrase he coined and an industry he owns, despite a bevy of worthy challengers.