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Few men in today's business world can claim they've been linked to kings, emperors and other forms of royalty. Vince McMahon is one of those people who claim to such a boastful thing. Unfortunately, however, it's not any of the rulers I have mentioned over the last three slideshows, but rather, a tyrant. That tyrant being none other than China's first ruler, Qin Shi Huangdi.
While both men have been credited for many monumental achievements, nothing can excuse the controversy they have brought upon. Qin Shi Huangdi unified all of China during the warring states era. McMahon took over all territories by taking their top stars and making his father's company, a national promotion in the 80s. Qin Shi Huangdi created perhaps his most recognizable work in the Great Wall, which took many years to finish and a lot of lives lost. McMahon can be credited with the creation of WrestleMania, having to spend every nickel and dime that he had and turning it into the pop culture phenomena that it is today.
Emperor Qin started to become delusional by having books burned so no one could be smarter than him, as well as enact severe laws and punishments. McMahon, over the years, has become one of the most controversial figures in the wrestling industry, not just for politics, but as well as for treatment of various superstars and even punishing them for not being loyal to WWE, only to come back and undergo more punishment.
Emperor Qin had many assassination attempts on his life, but was ultimately done in when he ingested mercury pills, believing it would grant him immortality. Vince may had several competitors looking to take him out, but now that they're gone, many feel as though Vince wants to keep being at the head of WWE, but you can only rule for so long.