Vince McMahon killed! June 11, 2007Posted by skribbel24 in WWE.
In one of those awesome storylines that just keep you wondering, what will they do next?, Vince McMahon “dies” after his limo exploded on Raw! Here is the story from citizensvoice.com:
A limousine burst into flames outside the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township late Monday, presumably killing long-time World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon. Or so WWE would like its fans to believe.
As far as Wilkes-Barre Township Police Chief Robert Brozowski knows, McMahon is alive and well. WWE taped the explosion Sunday night on the arena property under controlled conditions with the township’s permission, he said. Deerfield, N.Y.-based Zenith Pyrotechnology performed the controlled explosion before township firefighters extinguished the blaze.
Still, the supposed death of McMahon in Wilkes-Barre created quite a stir. Concerned fans and curious media members across the country called the Wilkes-Barre Township police and Wilkes-Barre City police to inquire about the explosion, shown live on the USA Network.
The WWE contends McMahon may be dead. In fact, a full investigation into the suspicious incident is under way, according to a WWE press release, “although full details have not been disclosed.” WWE’s Web site also features one fan’s account describing McMahon’s scorched body hanging out of the limousine.
Meanwhile, WWE’s Web site declared Tuesday a day of mourning for the organization. Flags at WWE’s headquarters were flown at half-staff, and the McMahon family will issue an online statement today, according to the Web site.
A woman from Arizona called The Citizens’ Voice on Tuesday and said the show was so convincing, she had to find out if McMahon actually died. She noted fans could never know for sure whether something is staged after the death of Owen Hart in 1999. However, this death — which came during McMahon’s self-proclaimed Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night — is a hoax, Brozowski said.
“Vince lives on,” he said. “I wish him a speedy recovery. I’m sure he’s sitting in a nice hotel room in Trump Plaza laughing like a bastard.”
Here are newspaper clippings from the newspaper itself (credit to WrestlingFigs.com member TotalCrisis13 for the scans):