Former WWE, ECW and TNA star Taz recently spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard blog about traveling with Vince McMahon and why only Vince and the wrestlers can sleep on WWE’s plane coming back from TV tapings:
“I had the opportunity for so long to travel every week on Vince’s plane. Michael Cole and I would travel with Vince and the writers because we had to get back to Connecticut to do the voiceovers for Smackdown, so I got to see Vince behind the scenes 30,000 feet in the air. He’d be sitting there at one in the morning, on a flight from Anaheim to New York, while everyone was struggling to keep their eyes open, and he’d be working non-stop.”
“I’ve seen Triple H fall asleep on the plane, and it wasn’t a problem. I fell asleep on that plane many a time and it wasn’t a problem. If you took some bumps and you fell asleep, it was no problem. If you’re a writer or a play-by-play announcer, it was going to be a problem. It was never mean-spirited, it was like high school with money. It was fun.”
You can read the entire interview here.