Vince McMahon really wanted to see the wedding angle that the company presented, according to the story that Jerry Lawler recalled.
The legendary pro wrestler told the story on the latest episode of his podcast about the WWE Chairman and CEO this past Monday.
WWE held the wedding segment featuring Lana and Bobby Lashley on Monday Night RAW. Although McMahon left the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Monday afternoon before RAW went on the air, he came back around 5:30pm ET because he didn’t want to miss the ceremony.
“This thing was so good, it was gonna be so highly anticipated by everybody backstage. Vince had some very important meetings.”
Lawler noted how McMahon doesn’t miss show often but lately, he has due to all of the XFL commitments and decisions that need to be made. He called McMahon being torn in many different directions these days.
“He actually left Hartford, CT at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and everybody thought he was gone. Vince has his own office there, and he told everybody he had to leave. He left, the limousines took him out.”
Lawler recalled how he dressed in the Talent Relations office with Mark Carrano and they moved it into McMahon’s office because it’s a bigger and nicer room. They unpacked and sitting around until someone came in there to tell them the boss was back.
“Somebody comes in and says, ‘Hey, Vince is on his way back, he doesn’t want to miss the wedding!'”
Lawler continued by noting that they were scrambling in the room trying to get their stuff together and his office back to how it was so McMahon wouldn’t notice.
“Vince came back just to make sure he was there for the wedding. So, it was great.”
The wedding segment was hyped throughout the entire broadcast. Even though the overall rating of the show saw a big increase from last week, the third hour was the lowest viewed out of the three-hour show.
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription