During the 1980s, Vince McMahon transformed WWF into a "sports-entertainment" federation that offered family-friendly entertainment capable of attracting the attention of even those who had never approached wrestling.
The apogee of his idea of the wrestling industry Vince McMahon reached it in 1987, when he managed to bring 93,173 fans into the Pontiac Silverdome for WrestleMania III, to attend the highly anticipated main event represented by the Hulk Hogan match against André the Giant for the title of the world.
On the latest Steve Austin Show, Jerry 'The King' Lawler discussed Vince McMahon’s reputation for directing the broadcast team: “You know what? I can say with all honesty, I’ve been very blessed.
And I guarantee one person that will tell you this for a fact is good old JR. I don’t know what it was — and the person you’re probably talking about is Vince — I mean, you know, Vince McMahon is at every TV show.
And he’s in the back, and he’s got a set of headphones on. And Vince has a row of buttons in front of him. And he can punch a button, and he can talk to anybody. He can talk to the director, he can talk to the cameraman, he can talk to the referee.
He can talk to any one of the three announcers at any given time. So he has a huge input throughout the entire show. And yeah, I have been in a lot of situations where my partner would really get an earful if he said something that didn’t please Vince”.