Trevor Murdoch was asked what his working relationship with Vince McMahon was like:
“I had a very weird relationship. I assumed when I got with the company that I would go in and meet the boss, talk to him, and get whatever I’m here to do lined up in that direction. I was there for like three or four months before I had my first conversation with Vince," Murdoch shared.
"He has a lot of people surrounding him, and a lot of people that want his attention. There were a lot of things that were micro managed there that I felt shouldn’t have been," he followed up with.
Murdoch then went on to share a story: "The interactions I did have with Vince were a little strange. One time, Lance (Cade) and I were talking to a writer outside of gorilla about ideas. Vince got mad at somebody that was in the ring while TV was going on and left gorilla. Lance and I were the first two guys that he saw and just started chewing on us saying, ‘My newest, youngest tag team isn’t even watching the show. What the fu*k’, and just cussing us making this big scene in the locker room about us not watching the show, even though we had been watching the show the whole time and we saw a writer walk by and we thought, ‘Hey, here’s our opportunity. Let’s talk to him for a minute.’ None of that mattered. It really threw me off and I thought, ‘What an a**hole.’"
"Then there were times when things weren’t going well for us on TV, I tracked him down, I sat down with him and I had an honest conversation, and he was honest and upfront with me. He’s just a weird cat to get to know and understand, and I never was able to build that personal relationship with him. Maybe that’s why I didn’t last any longer than four years, but I just could never get over that bridge of getting to know who he was and getting close to him.”
Murdoch said he learned the most in WWE from Arn Anderson:
“Anytime we had a question about the business or about a match, he was my go to guy. There were a lot of times that he even agreed that what was going on wasn't right. We would be like, ‘Arn, this is bullsh*t’, and he would look at us and say, ‘You boys are completely right, but, here’s the reality of the situation.’"
"Even though he agreed with us and we knew we were in the right, it didn’t matter. It was the fact that this is how things go here. That’s a hard pill to swallow sometimes, and that’s another reason why I’ve never gone back. Everybody is like, ‘When are you going back?’ I’m never going back and it’s not about money, it’s about me being happy."
"That’s the most important thing to me is being happy because being happy affects everything else in a positive manner. It affects my thought process. It affects my wrestling. It affects everything. I just want to be happy. My soul is not worth going up there for a couple hundred thousand dollars.”