Most WWE fans have heard by now the rumor that Vince McMahon isn’t a fan of sneezing. Not only does he not allow himself to sneeze, as McMahon apparently doesn’t like anything he can’t control, but he doesn’t like anyone else doing so either. Recently, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs shed some light on the rumor.
He was a guest on “The Art Of Wrestling” podcast with Colt Cabana. Jacobs shared a story about McMahon reacting to Triple H once sneezing. He then shared another story about McMahon reacting to another sneeze from Adam Pearce. Here’s what Jacobs had to say:
“The rumor was always that Vince McMahon hates it when people sneeze and that’s just like the rumor. You don’t know. You hear these things about Vince but you don’t know if it’s true or not, and as time goes on – its been a few months – nobody had sneezed in front of him and finally, Vince is about here, and Triple H is about here [pointing to opposite ends of the stage] and Triple H sneezes, and Vince just goes, ‘Oh God’ and then he, like puts up his invisible shield.
“Fast forward like a year and a half later, and look, there’s been times I was in a room – like a small room with Vince and I’d stuff a sneeze. Fast forward a year and a half later, and we’re in a production meeting. I’m sitting next to Adam Pearce and Vince is up at the front table, and I’m trying to stuff the sneeze but it comes out and Vince goes, ‘Oh God, Adam, you should put up your shield’.”
H/T Fightful for the transcriptions