The WWE is a crazy place with huge egos and personalities around every single corner in every office and arena they work or perform in.
Being a WWE writer is even crazier, having to pitch ideas to Vince McMahon, Triple H and co. while representing some superstars on the WWE roster. There's a reason why the average career of a WWE writer is apparently 4-5 months.
Jensen Karp, who was a rapper under the name Hot Karl and worked in television before becoming a WWE writer, told an incredible story recently about his time on the creative team. It was about Vince McMahon and, naturally, it was completely insane.
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Vince = God
According to Karp, he worked at the WWE for around seven months, and on his first day in the job he invented the term "labiagytis" which was then used by Vince McMahon on Monday Night Raw that very night.
This was during the time where McMahon thought he was basically God and had powers of healing. Vince was running a short program with Candice Michelle and Karp said that McMahon “clearly wanted to make out with her in the scene.”
The previous week, McMahon had "cured" Candice's chest cold by placing his hands on her breasts. Vince now needed a new, bigger ailment for Michelle to be suffering from.
Karp was keeping quiet, but when Vince asked the writers what the illness should be, Karp replied “labiagytis”.
"It was my first week and I was trying to keep quiet, I wasn't going to say anything. And they just looked at me and I go 'labiagytis'? The room was just silent, it could go either way. I could be fired or I could honestly become the new president of the company," he said.
"After a couple of minutes Vince just goes 'that little guy got it!' and that was the first word I ever got on television."
Yes, this really happened. You can check out the labiagytis clip below. What a time to be alive.
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