Over the years Vince McMahon has been known to be very vocal about things he likes, and those he doesn’t.
On the latest episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross talks about the first time that he heard Vince McMahon say one of his now infamous lines, “this is good shit.” Ross went into detail about one of WWE’s most famous promos, the interview segment JR did with Mick Foley back in 1997 which ended up being what launched Foley to stardom.
The interview JR was referencing took place on June 9th, 1997 and besides being the moment in Mick Foley’s career which propelled him into the role of a top tier Superstar, it was also the first time anyone has heard Vince drop his now infamous line “this is good shit.”
“We didn’t know Vince was even going to be there, we had no idea. That’s where the famous line that came from Vince, where we got to a certain stopping point and heard this voice and it’s unmistakably Vince saying ‘This is good s–t.’ At that point, Mick is made.”
“He just sold the old man. I don’t know what his thoughts would be if you asked him today, but at that time, he had turned the corner. He got the blessing of the most powerful man in all of pro wrestling. Vince being there was a surprise, a pleasant surprise. When we were done, he was ecstatic. That was a big deal, that was a real big deal.”
You can listen to the entire episode of Grilling JR where he talks about Mick Foley’s rise as Mankind back in 1997 below.
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