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Vince McMoments: THAT Bob Costas interview


As the XFL was going down the tubes in 2001, Vince McMahon went on Bob Costas's one on one HBO talk show, "Costas Now." It got confrontational pretty quickly, which Vince in fine form, accusing Costas of being "unprepared" in talking about things like the "Suck It!" catchphrase (when DX was split up) as well as calling him "an elitist" for saying that that the (then)-WWF was perceived as low-brow. In defending the acceptabilty of his programming, Vince noted that none of his shows use "the fuck word," which was commonly used on HBO's "The Sopranos" while "ass" was bleeped on Smackdown, as well as explaining that the WWF was relatively non-violent given its lack of rape, murder, and use of household objects as weapons (ahem). Costas later described the interview as "...nearly 26 minutes, face-to-face, with half of it at a high level of anger" Video after the jump in four parts.

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