Recently released WWE superstar Brodus Clay has revealed just what it is like to have Vince McMahon as your boss. And for a man who has just been shipped out of the company he was surprisingly kind about his relationship with the longtime WWE CEO.
We imagine for instance that CM Punk's personal opinion on Vince McMahon the boss may contain its fair share of expletives.
Vince McMahon remains a contentious figure at the head of the WWE, but, whilst the CEO often draws just as much criticism as praise, there is no doubt of the power he holds in the organization he has helped put on a global platform over the past several decades.
Working with McMahon
As such the chance to hear a new insight into McMahon's character is always interesting.
Speaking to Kayfave Commentaries Brodus Clay, quizzed on just how crazy Vince McMahon can be, went on to reveal that there is certainly an aura around the veteran of the business. And we get the impression there is also a line there that you never cross:
"My relationship with him was always as the boss," explained Clay.
"I wouldn't say we had a personal relationship. He was the boss, he was like a teacher. When I spoke to him it was always something of consequence that had to do with my career or direction he wanted me to be in.
And the released superstar clearly knew better than to try and bridge that gap between boss and friend:
"Other than 'hey, how you doing boss?' or things like that, I always kept it like that. I've always been that kind of person."
Clay's WWE exit
Judging by Clay's comments on McMahon it must have come as little surprise to the wrestler to see the ruthless approach taken by his former boss in recent months as he seeks to address WWE's growing financial concerns.
Unfortunately for Clay that ruthless efficiency cost him his job with the WWE as McMahon cut a number of superstars from the WWE stable back in June as a way to address the budget.
As such Clay has seen his WWE career come to an end for now after two separate spells in the company with the likes of Evan Bourne, Teddy Long and Curt Hawkins.
Whether his fairly positive representation of Vince McMahon (a man who several frustrated wrestler's have criticised in the past) is a sign that Clay harbours hopes of a WWE return in the future remains to be seen.
But his depiction of McMahon as a tough, business like teacher is one that I am sure many of his fellow pros will attest to.