Hell hath no fury like a McMahon madman scorned
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Our fans in the Amway Arena watched Mr. McMahon closely when new ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley once again overcame the obstacles the Chairman stacked before him. They expected the tyrannical billionaire to bare his teeth; they expected him to point his finger and swear obscenities at Lashley, as he has so many times in his nearly four-month war with the ECW warrior.
Instead, McMahon said nothing. He watched Lashley defeat ECW Originals Tommy Dreamer, Sandman and Balls Mahoney in a 3-on-1 Hardcore Handicap Match. As he sat in a rocking chair on a stage in the arena, his hands folded and a spotlight behind him, he watched Lashley celebrate and hoist the ECW World Title -- a title he held just days ago. The Chairman remained stone-faced, in a near catatonic state. Even when Lashley came up close and shoved the ECW World Title in his face, McMahon just stared blankly.
The Chairman was practically a zombie throughout Lashley's match. He was hell-bent on getting revenge on Lashley, who took the ECW World Title away from him Sunday night in a Street Fight at One Night Stand, and everyone he believed laughed at him after the pay-per-view. McMahon was so determined to gain vengeance that he pitted our fans' heroes against each other. The Originals didn't escape McMahon's scorn; it was rumored that they had to compete in the match or risk facing punishment or a possible firing.
Despite their hesitancy to participate in the match, the Originals waged a war with Lashley. Neither the champion nor the ECW patriarchs were afraid to use weapons against each other, despite the mutual respect they had for one another. When the former Army sergeant somehow won the match with a spear on Mahoney, our fans roared -- and then were stunned into silence by the Chairman's reaction, or lack thereof.
Lashley has become an obsession for McMahon. He gave the Chairman the most humiliating moment of his life when he shaved him bald in front of more than 80,000 people at WrestleMania 23. The Chairman has sworn revenge on Lashley and has had only mixed results, briefly taking the ECW World Title away from him.
McMahon has lost his pride because of Lashley, now he may be on the verge of losing his mind. And all of WWE and ECW are feeling the Chairman's wrath. Who knows if the Chairman will wreak havoc on SmackDown?
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