Mike Chioda On Vince McMahon “Doing Doughnuts With 20-Foot Truck” While Hammered

Vince McMahon
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Former WWE referee Mike Chioda has recalled a time Vince McMahon got drunk after a show and decided to take a chaotic drive in one of the production trucks.

Chioda recounted the story on the ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’ podcast, citing the event as taking place in Richfield, Ohio. According to the official, everyone was drinking in a Holiday Inn bar when the WWE Chairman approached him.

I think we were in Richfield, Ohio. We used to do some Survivor Series on Thanksgiving. We used to do Richfield. We used to go out there on Tuesday, but I think it was a Wednesday night going into Thursday, and everybody was drinking at The Holiday Inn bar. Vince was getting hammered. Everybody was getting hammered.

Vince goes, ‘Hey Mike. Where’s the ring truck?’ and I’m like ‘It’s right outside in the parking lot, sir.’ It was snowing and there was a ton of snow from before. It was snowing that night. It was freezing because it was November at that time. Next thing you know, Vince is like, ‘Give me the godda*n keys to the truck Mike!’ I was like, ‘Uh! Um! Yeah sure boss. No problem.

After handing over the keys, Mike Chioda and ring announcer Tony Chimel joined Vince McMahon in the truck, where the boss was performing doughnuts and willing the vehicle to go faster.

I gave him the keys and he goes, ‘Alright, come on, come with me.’ I look at Chimel (Tony Chimel). He was over at the table. I told Chimel, ‘Vince got the keys to the truck.’ He said, ‘Why the f*ck did you give him the keys to the truck?’ So me and Chimel come out there.

Now, we’re in the truck with Vince. He’s doing donuts with this 20-foot truck with a sleeper cab. He’s shifting gears and saying, ‘God da*n it. Can’t this go any faster?’ I swear he almost tipped the truck two or three times. It was a mess and I really thought he was going to capsize the truck.

Chioda was a referee for WWE for over three decades until he was released by the company in 2020. Since then he has made a number of guest appearances in particular for AEW, where he took charge of the TNT Championship match between Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin at Full Gear 2020.

Since his release the official has told a number of tales from his time in WWE, including the occasion which made Vince McMahon the maddest he’d ever seen.

With thanks to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the transcription.