WWE’s Vince McMahon and The Undertaker were in attendance for the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou boxing event in Saudi Arabia. Both participated in a rare interview together and here is the transcript…
Interviewer: So I guess just for you first, Vince, obviously you’ve done a lot of business here already. TKO is going to be bringing a UFC event here in March. We have this going on. In your mind, is this place the future of sports and entertainment?
Vince: Yes is the answer. You’re holding microphone and it’s like the answer is yes.
Interviewer: What are they doing so well in your mind?
Vince: Well, I think they’re doing so much. I mean, they’re delving into the superior aspects of all of sports and entertainment, and they’re nothing but going to bring everything that’s the best in the world. It’s going to be here.
Interviewer: What are your thoughts on kind of these spectacular events that are happening?
Undertaker: They’re awesome, and it’s a commitment that you can tell that they’re making to bring the absolute most outstanding sporting events and entertainment. They’re trying to bring it here, and they’re doing everything possible to make that happen.
Interviewer: This is a pretty special venue, obviously, just coming together. Is this where you’re expecting to hold events going forward?
Vince: Well, this is our home now. It’s been pronounced, this is our home, WWE’s home.
Interviewer: Vince, I had a question. What’s it like, to put it bluntly, now, working with Dana White after busting his balls for so many years?
Vince: Busting his chops?
Interviewer: Well, he said you tried to f him on multiple occasions.
Vince: Please. I don’t do business that way. I don’t bust anybody’s chops unless they get in the way. Dana and I get along very, very well. He’s really a good guy.
Interviewer: Do you think it’s a case of two alpha males in the same spot and they’re going to have to try and take each other out or eventually realize they can coincide and build it even bigger?
Vince: Yeah. We’re good partners and good businessmen. [If] you’re a good businessman, you get along.
Interviewer: Is it true you should stuck him in the cheap seats for WrestleMania? Is it true that you stuck him.
Vince: No, no, not at all.
Interviewer: What are your thoughts on the dynamic between Vince and Dana now that they’re working together?
Undertaker: I think it’s hilarious. They’re so similar, the both of them. Yeah, they’re very similar. They say what’s on their minds, and they’re both really good businessmen, and they definitely want the best for each of their brands.
Interviewer: You’ve obviously been a big mixed martial arts fan for a long time to have these two companies under the same umbrella. Now, what do you think the future is and the possibilities for this TKO group?
Undertaker: I’m going to get a lot of good tickets to UFC and WWE events. He charges me. He doesn’t even let me in. No, I’m just kidding. But, no, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Obviously, I’ve been involved with WWE for 33 years and been a big fan of the UFC for a long time. So I’m really excited about the merger and the potential for growth worldwide.
Interviewer: Lastly, for you, Vince, what coming up on the schedule for you has you most excited that the fans should be looking forward to that you’re looking forward to the most?
Vince: Well, it’s crown prince. It’s going to be crown prince. I might meet him later on. It’s the Crown Jewel, quite frankly. We’re going to be here next week.
Here is the video via MMAJunkie.com…