OT- WWE Chaiman presumed dead after fiery explosion better ending than the Sopranos

Just a work for the show, but still starting to make the rounds. He it ended better than the Sopranos.





WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A night originally designated Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night turned deadly when the WWE Chairman’s limousine burst into a fiery explosion just moments after Mr. McMahon stepped into it. Permanently uprooting the world of sports-entertainment, the Chairman has been presumed dead in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Local authorities stated it was still too early to declare anything as fact, including exactly what caused the explosion, but they described the blast as an apparent “car bombing.” They also revealed that as of 11:30 p.m. EST, no body had been recovered from the incinerated wreckage.

Firefighters were quick to assess the scene, taping off sections of the parking lot to protect scores of onlookers – mostly our fans – from potential injury. Despite the intense heat and ubiquitous clouds of black smoke, countless people spilled out of the arena to get a closer look at the chaos they had just seen happen live on the TitanTron.

“By the time we arrived on the scene, the entire automobile was on fire,” explained a Wilkes-Barre firefighter on the scene. “It was like an inferno, and our guys were doing whatever they could to contain it as quickly as possible. In my 27 years with the fire department, I’ve never seen anything like that.”

The emblazoned limousine was engulfed by flames that reached skyward at estimated heights of more than 50 feet. The sight of the charred debris led to speculation that there was no conceivable way anyone could have escaped from the limo alive. Early assessments from local firefighters and police officers sent a similar feeling regarding the probability of the Chairman’s survival.

“We’re doing our best to respect the McMahon family and the fans of WWE,” the firefighter said. “However, with that said, we have not found anything – there hasn’t been confirmation that Mr. McMahon’s body was extracted from the limo.”

As the physical body of Mr. McMahon remains to be uncovered, perhaps the most perplexing piece to this puzzle is the Chairman’s uncanny, almost clairvoyant premonition of tonight’s grim events. Over the last few weeks on WWE programming, the swaggering, well-off billionaire seemed to unravel right before the eyes of millions. Speaking of a threatening presence that lurked in his foreseeable future, Mr. McMahon even cited the looming of a “black cloud” last week – a cloud very similar to the post-combustive smoke that billowed above his limousine tonight.

Was this evening an eerie prophecy fulfilled for Mr. McMahon, given his recent premonitions? Or was it simply a fateful execution of coincidence? The ominous reality is that what was brushed off as incoherent ramblings of a broken man and former ECW World Champion actually may have proven to be an exercising of a recently discovered sixth sense.

Sources say given the nature of the apparent car bombing, federal authorities may be called in for a more thorough investigation that would supersede local Pennsylvania authorities.

Check back with WWE.com as we continue to follow developments in the most shocking incident in sports-entertainment history.

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  • Rumor has it that the explosion was caused by the mixing of leaking containers of "flaxseed oil" and "vitamin B" in the trunk.

    Barry Bonds was not available for comment.

    Garbage.



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  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    If this story was true, I'd feel just about the same way about it as I do now.

    Lee


  • << <i>If this story was true, I'd feel just about the same way about it as I do now.

    Lee >>

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  • "If this story was true, I'd feel just about the same way about it as I do now."

    I feel the same way.

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  • jimq112jimq112 Posts: 3,539
    I saw this post early this morning, and watched the video clip. It looks staged, almost reminded me of 60s batman and robin when he reached for the door handle and hesitated like he "knew" something was going to happen.

    No body, no trace of a body. Firemen risking their lives to save him, FBI called in today. If it turns out to be a publicity stunt, somebody should go to jail.


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  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    You haven't watched much wrestling over the years have you?


    (For the record, I haven't watched wrestling since the days of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and George "The Animal" Steele.)
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  • stownstown Posts: 11,386 ✭✭✭


    << <i>If it turns out to be a publicity stunt, somebody should go to jail. >>



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    I would be willing to bet anything that it's bogus.

    McMahon should already be in jail for steriod distribution.
    So basically my kid won't be able to go to college, but at least I'll have a set where the three most expensive cards are of a player I despise ~ CDsNuts


  • << <i>I saw this post early this morning, and watched the video clip. It looks staged, almost reminded me of 60s batman and robin when he reached for the door handle and hesitated like he "knew" something was going to happen.

    No body, no trace of a body. Firemen risking their lives to save him, FBI called in today. If it turns out to be a publicity stunt, somebody should go to jail. >>



    Come on, you don't think anyone was called in do you? The freakin' press release just quoted a "fireman", without ever noting who it was. It is clear that they simply had the fire brigade on retainer for this staged event, and compensated them for doing so. The FBI called in? Give me a break. Even Mulder and Scully wouldn't touch this one....

    Plus, the cameraman who sees his billionaire boss murdered in a fiery explosion, but says nothing and only zooms in and then pans out. Ha ha ha
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  • Vince McMahon’s hoax goes up in smoke
    - 06/12/2007 02:40 PM
    RORY SWEENEY




    WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Did Vince McMahon, who’s bluffed and blustered his way into the ringmaster’s 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 night’s 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 federation’s 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 wasn’t 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 township’s zoning officer.

    “They did it, I believe, at 11 o’clock 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.

    Representatives of the pyrotechnics company have not returned calls for comment.

    The stunt seems to be part of an ongoing story of McMahon’s spiral into insanity, which wwe.com has been supporting with repeated updates of the faux-bombing story.

    “Over the last few weeks on WWE programming, the swaggering, well-off billionaire seemed to unravel right before the eyes of millions. … Mr. McMahon even cited the looming of a “black cloud” last week – a cloud very similar to the post-combustive smoke that billowed above his limousine tonight,” the Web site reported. “The ominous reality is that what was brushed off as incoherent ramblings of a broken man and former ECW World Champion actually may have proven to be an exercising of a recently discovered sixth sense.”

    WWE representatives have not yet returned a call for comment.

    For more information, read Wednesday’s Times Leader.


    Rory Sweeney, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 970-7418.
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  • jimq112jimq112 Posts: 3,539


    << <i>You haven't watched much wrestling over the years have you?


    (For the record, I haven't watched wrestling since the days of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and George "The Animal" Steele.) >>



    Lee, honestly the only wrestling AT ALL that I have seen in the last 30 years has been a guy on my mail route. He was pretty good in his day image

    No WWE guy here

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  • stownstown Posts: 11,386 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Vince McMahon’s hoax goes up in smoke >>



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    There's no way it was a hoax.

    It's real I tell you!!

    They showed it on TV and confirmed reports from a fireman.

    Dam haters.

    Edited to add: I actually went to their website.

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    So basically my kid won't be able to go to college, but at least I'll have a set where the three most expensive cards are of a player I despise ~ CDsNuts
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    << <i>IT'S REAL TO ME!! >>



    : standing ovation :
    So basically my kid won't be able to go to college, but at least I'll have a set where the three most expensive cards are of a player I despise ~ CDsNuts
  • StingrayStingray Posts: 8,686 ✭✭✭


    << <i>IT'S REAL TO ME!! >>



    Somebody needs to take that guy out behind the gym and kick his @$$!!!!!

    Kirk

    Collector of Topps Detroit Tigers cards!!

  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    Nothing brings up the emotions quite like a bunch of has-been fake wrestlers sitting in a high school gymnasium answering stupid questions.

    Lee
  • 1. On TV

    2. Backed up by INTERNET coverage

    Why are we even debating real vs. fake, please people. Next you'll tell me that the series finally of the Sopranos tied up nothing....

    RIP Mr. Chairman, who will fill your role of CEO and inventer of "HARD NOSE FOOTBALL"

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    << <i>IT'S REAL TO ME!! >>



    Somebody needs to take that guy out behind the gym and kick his @$$!!!!! >>



    That's the guy who will come forward and say that he saw an image of Jesus in the pic of the burning limo...or maybe the ghost of Gorilla Monsoon.

    FWIW - I went to school with the Monsoon (Marella) kids. His daughter was hot for the day, mid to late 70s...cheerleader type.
  • as a kid i grew up on mid-south wrestling. i went to see many events at my local convention center, including highlights such as: jake snake v kamala, super destroyer v jyd, and wahoo mcdaniel v terry funk in steel chair match! ohh to be 10 year old agian.

    guy, you are 100% on point (again as usual) w/ your assessment of mma, boxing is (practically speaking) already 3rd seed behind mma and wwe....

    boxing promoters are all criminals and that's simply sad to see in a great sport like boxing.

    Julen (not as astute as Guy)
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  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    Well, they did experiment pitting a wrestler against a boxer once in a charitable exhibition during the mid-80s. It ended with the boxer ripping off his gloves and throwing the wrestler out of the ring, followed by a melee in the middle of the ring. Sadly, the boxer's trainer would never be the same and died a few months later before his boxer's championship bout. The boxer went on to even greater success and played an integral part in ending the Cold War.

    Lee
  • xbaggypantsxbaggypants Posts: 2,263 ✭✭


    << <i>Well, they did experiment pitting a wrestler against a boxer once in a charitable exhibition during the mid-80s. It ended with the boxer ripping off his gloves and throwing the wrestler out of the ring, followed by a melee in the middle of the ring. Sadly, the boxer's trainer would never be the same and died a few months later before his boxer's championship bout. The boxer went on to even greater success and played an integral part in ending the Cold War.

    Lee >>




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  • << <i>Well, they did experiment pitting a wrestler against a boxer once in a charitable exhibition during the mid-80s. It ended with the boxer ripping off his gloves and throwing the wrestler out of the ring, followed by a melee in the middle of the ring. Sadly, the boxer's trainer would never be the same and died a few months later before his boxer's championship bout. The boxer went on to even greater success and played an integral part in ending the Cold War.

    Lee >>



    Wikipedia - possibly the idea for the Rocky vs. Hulk Hogan scene in Rocky 3.

    On June 2, 1976, a very famous incident occurred in Philadelphia involving boxing great Muhammad Ali. Ali, preparing for his upcoming crossover bout with Antonio Inoki in Japan later that month, jumped into the ring as Monsoon was concluding a short match against Baron Mikel Scicluna. Ali removed his shirt and started dancing around Monsoon while gesturing and throwing jabs at him, to which Monsoon responded by grabbing Ali in his Airplane Spin and slamming him to the mat. Marella would never reveal whether the incident was preplanned. In an interview, he commented, "I never saw him before and haven’t seen him since."


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  • stevekstevek Posts: 18,321 ✭✭✭
    Hasn't anyone here ever heard of a Hollywood movie? And seen scenes staged for the movie involving explosions, fire trucks, firemen. policemen, etc. McMahon is a billionaire who can afford the finest stunt people and equipment which exist.
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  • neither of these companies are receiving my investment monies.

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  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    jimq- Just to give you an idea of what the WWF/WWE considers appropriate marketing techniques, I submit the following things that they have brought us over the years:

    - A mentally retarded wrestler
    - A gay wrestler who sprayed people in the eyes with his perfume cannister
    - A black manager who spoke jive
    - A porn star wrestler
    - A guy who comes to the ring eating live worms
    - A guy who let his python slither over his opponents after they were knocked out
    - Vince McMahan (married) having an affair with a female wrestler
    - A move called the stink-face where a fat guy would sit with his cheeks spread directly over a guy's face
    - And last and certainly the most offensive, an African wrestler who spoke gibberish and was brought to the ring on a long leash by his "handler"

    I'm sure I'm missing some stuff, but you get an idea of what these guys are all about. I still tune in every now and then because I like to laugh at the crap they come up with. What can I say, I'm a moron.

    Lee
  • What abou the Triple H dug up Kane's dead mother and had sex with the body? And no, I'm not making this up, they actually did that. Fun for the whole family!!!

    I was all about wrestling when I was a kid, Ric Flair vs. Sting was the jam!! I understand they feel they have to do all this stuff cuz they need ratings, but man I long for the days when they would just wrestle.*sigh*
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  • stownstown Posts: 11,386 ✭✭✭


    << <i>What abou the Triple H dug up Kane's dead mother and had sex with the body? And no, I'm not making this up, they actually did that. Fun for the whole family!!! >>



    Oh dear Lord, please tell me you jest....
    So basically my kid won't be able to go to college, but at least I'll have a set where the three most expensive cards are of a player I despise ~ CDsNuts
  • what about when stephanie mcmahon gave trish stratus a hot carl?

    that was soooo unnecessary.

    julen
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  • CDsNutsCDsNuts Posts: 10,198
    Exacaticly
  • Can't forget the world's strongest man having sex with an 80 year old female wrestler, her subsequently getting pregnant and months later giving birth to a rubber hand...
    Next MONTH? So he's saying that if he wins, the best-case scenario is that he'll be paying for it two weeks after the auction ends?

    Forget blocking him; find out where he lives and go punch him in the nuts. --WalterSobchak 9/12/12



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  • It's pretty hilarious when people such as Bret Hart, Gene Okerlund, and Bob Costas (!!!) had their comments show during "Vince McMahon Appreciation Night"... so even people who actually have real-life beef with the Genetic Jackhammer contribute to his intentional self-parody... interesting image
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  • "What abou the Triple H dug up Kane's dead mother and had sex with the body? And no, I'm not making this up, they actually did that. Fun for the whole family!!"

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