A morning of mourning for Mr. McMahon
By Corey Clayton
Written: June 12, 2007
STAMFORD, Conn. After Mondays horrific events on Raw, those dark clouds the Chairman once spoke of are now felt prominently in the halls and offices of WWE headquarters.
With Mr. McMahon presumed dead, the corporate flag on the roof of Titan Tower was lowered to half-staff Tuesday morning. The company McMahon built into a sports-entertainment giant began to mourn the passing of its leader and visionary.
Many WWE staffers are still suffering from the trauma of seeing their corporate leaders limousine explode on live television just after Mr. McMahon entered it.
I sat there stunned, not believing what I just saw, said marketing employee Stefanie Granata. Then I just cried. You just dont realize how precious life is until something like this happens.
Though federal officials at the scene have not recovered his body from the charred chassis of the limo, investigators believe that Mr. McMahons body could possibly have been incinerated in the blast.
Some WWE employees wore black clothing to express their sadness. Others have left flowers by the Chairmans office door. And if you listen closely, faint sobbing can be overheard occasionally amongst the din of the phones, fax machines and printers.
Heather Lubin, a long-time marketing employee, said the loss is being felt hard around the Stamford offices mostly because of the unexpected, unexplained nature of the tragedy.
Its hard to cope with this tragedy when theres so many questions unanswered, Lubin said. Who could do such a thing to Mr. McMahon?
As for Liz Montgomery, a WWE creative services employee, she hopes that everyone can come together and help each other cope with the shocking loss of the companys heart and soul.
Hell be truly, truly missed, Montgomery said. Wherever he is now, I hope its in a good place. But were going to miss him terribly.
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It's a hoax you really shouldn't believe what you see on Raw.....
WILKES-BARRE TWP. Did Vince McMahon, whos bluffed and blustered his way into the ringmasters role of the testosterone-fueled soap opera that is professional wrestling, really fall for the old bomb-in-the-limo trick?
Though World Wrestling Entertainment would have you believe otherwise, the answer is no.
No one was in any danger, said Steve Poremba of Monday nights WWE RAW spectacle at the Wachovia Arena, though he would not elaborate until WWE had sent out a news release.
Despite articles on the wrestling federations Web site that firefighters and federal agents are investigating, workers at the Luzerne County 911 Center confirmed that it was a stunt and that no emergency vehicles were called to the arena on Monday night.
FBI officials have not yet returned a call.
But fans from across the country have been contacting local media to confirm reports that McMahon, the chairman of the board of WWE, was blown up in a fiery limo-bombing on his very own Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night, which was televised on USA Network. McMahon had walked out of the building to the waiting vehicle, so fans inside the arena saw the same televised live scene.
Only it was wasnt live. Supervised by Zenith Pyrotechnology, based in Deer Park, N.Y., the explosion was actually filmed at the arena late Saturday night, the footage of the burning hulk taped Sunday night and the whole mess spliced together, said Andy Kratz, the townships zoning officer.
They did it, I believe, at 11 oclock at night until 3 a.m. so no one would be around, he said, adding that it was done in a section generally blocked from public view by the building and surrounding land features.
The pyrotechnics company had to get permits, which Kratz said they did about a week ago. We have pyrotechnics shows in the arena all the time for wrestling and ice skating, among other things, he said. They say they do this quite a bit, but usually not outside.
that is messed up CNN also has a thing going about this saying he is dead. and yes you can believe stuff on raw. eddie guerrero did die that was on raw. but i do not think he died i am just posting what i found on wwe.com so i have know idea. just watch the video on wwe.com
Anybody remember Jerry Lawyer, Bill Dundee, Coco Rich, and Boogy Woogy Man Jimmy Valaint? Memphis wrestling!!! Now that was good stuff. Back then the biggest thing was talking smack and couple of blows to the head, now their doing double back flips, landing on tables with their heads, and blowing up limos. Things have changed.
The fans have changed, they want more and more as generations get wilder and wilder. wrestling has always been fake.
when i was a kid i went to a wwf show in hershey park, pa. They had a match with a big name versus a no name. the no name won, so they did it again and the big name won.
watched a match against two big name guys, had chairs, etc... exciting for a 10 year old.
then at home the next weekend watched wwf and the same exact match with the same exact moves happened on TV. this time it happened in philadelphia.
just a PR stunt. i see my son every few months, (his mom hates me) and in the store we where near the wrestling action figures. I stopped and asked him who a character was, he said "I dont know"
"GOOD BOY!" I said.
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