Explanation of Vince’s One-Legged Raw Joke, More on Del Rio

Nick Paglino

Alberto Del RioExplanation of Vince's One-Legged Raw Joke

During Raw last night, Vince McMahon joked on-air about John Laurinaitis signing the "wrong one-legged wrestler."

Several readers have emailed in questioning the meaning behind the quip, and here's the story. Several years ago, Vince McMahon instructed John Laurinaitis to sign 19 year old Zach Gowen to a WWE deal. Instead of doing this, Laurinaitis mistakenly offered a contract to a different one-legged wrestler, who at the time was 37 years old.

Tom Prichard, who was working for WWE at the time, had already sent a plane ticket and contract to Zach Gowen, and when he arrived to WWE Headquarters, John Laurinaitis had no idea who he was. McMahon then scolded Laurinaitis for the mix-up, and for offering a wrestler in his late 30's a WWE contract.

More on Del Rio

WWE's story line explanation for Alberto Del Rio's concussion, as seen on Raw last night, was that he sustained it from The Great Khali's chops to the head on Smackdown this past Friday night. In reality, as we previously reported, Del Rio suffered the concussion when Sheamus slammed his head onto the metal WWE logo.

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