Vince McMahon to Buy Newcastle United Rumour Is Flimsy, but Twitter Response Ace

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 18, 2014

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A rumour has been doing the rounds that the owner of WWE, Vince McMahon, would like to buy a Premier League club. Not just any Premier League club—the only one with just the right amount of turmoil and Joe Kinnear to befit a wrestling organisation: Newcastle United.

Is there any truth to the rumour? At present, it's hard to believe so. 

The only quoted source is from Winner Sports, and even then their source is anonymous:

Vince McMahon has been sniffing around the club and seems keen on pursuing his interest.

He sees England as an untapped market for his wrestling empire. He has even indicated he could put on wrestling bouts at St James’ Park.

Obviously it is very early days but there is hope the fans may get what they want with Mike Ashley leaving. Buying a club like Newcastle would throw McMahon into the spotlight in England which is just what he is looking to do.

It has received a mention or two in more mainstream news publications such as the Metro, but again only by referring back to the original Winner Sports piece.

So Magpies fans might want to hold off the welcome banners for Vince and the team—but that hasn't stopped some great Twitter responses to the news: 

WWE's Vince McMahon is being linked with a takeover of Newcastle FC?! He's no stranger to the black & white stripes! pic.twitter.com/LV8LR4mOaQ

— I AM PLAYR (@iamplayr) February 18, 2014

WWE owner Vince McMahon is rumoured to be interested in buying Newcastle United. Good news for #nufc fans? pic.twitter.com/Y44ctut1Av

— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) February 18, 2014

Sure Vince McMahon has always been a Newcastle fan... pic.twitter.com/PBtK9fEZ1L

— TheScore Sidelines (@SidelinesTS) February 18, 2014

Rumours surface that WWE owner Vince McMahon wants to buy Newcastle, leads to plenty of jokes http://t.co/s7F3muNMsx pic.twitter.com/fncTAkUzFG

— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 18, 2014

If it ever really happened it could be a lot of fun.