Matt Morgan: "Vince McMahon would tell me, ‘Guys that look like you don’t say the words you use in your vernacular'"

Originally published at Matt Morgan: "Vince McMahon would tell me, ‘Guys that look like you don’t say the words you use in your vernacular'"

Matt Morgan looks back on the early stages of his career. 

Joining Gerald Brisco and John Bradshaw Layfield for a recording of Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw was Matt Morgan. The former mayor of Longwood, Florida dove into the early stages of his pro wrestling career.

Matt focused in on his time with WWE and recalled a conversation he had with Vince McMahon about how he spoke. McMahon told Morgan that guys that look like him do not use the vernacular Morgan uses, referring to his diverse vocabulary. 

Sometimes people would say, ‘You talk too fast in your promos’ or, ‘You don’t sound the way you look’ and to be fair, they’re not wrong. But at the same time, that’s how I talk so, what I mean by that, Paul (Heyman) would say, ‘Look, there’s nothing wrong with you being an educated giant. We’ve never had that…’ And I remember Vince (McMahon) would tell me and sit me down sometimes. He’d sit there and say, ‘Guys that look like you don’t say the words you use in your vernacular.’ I’m like (confused). I didn’t say this of course. I’m just, ‘Yes, Mr. McMahon. Yes, Mr. McMahon,’ because I’m a rookie. But in my head I’m like, what do you want me to do? This is how I talk. What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to dummy myself down on purpose and walk around, fee-fi-fo-fum, I’m big, fat, slow. That’s played out, that’s been done.

Over the summer, Morgan underwent back surgery. He shared that it was the most excruciating pain he’s dealt with in his life. He was told that if he did not get surgery immediately, he’d lose all feeling in his left foot. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.