- WWE owner Vince McMahon reported to be keen on a takeover
- McMahon, a billionaire, has been linked with a move for Newcastle before
- McMahon, whose catchphrase is ‘you’re fired!’, wants to promote WWE in Europe
As if being a Newcastle United fan is not reason enough for ridicule after recent results, the club has woken to find itself at the centre of one of the more bizarre stories of the season following reports WWE owner Vince McMahon is interested in buying the club from Mike Ashley.
It is not the first time the American billionaire has been linked with a takeover of the Tyneside club.
Two years ago his name surfaced as a potential buyer from Ashley, who has long been the subject of a hate campaign by Newcastle supporters unhappy with the direction he has taken the club.
Suited and booted: Vince McMahon (left, and with WWE superstars The Rock and John Cena, right) has been linked with a takeover of Premier League side Newcastle for the second time in the last two years
Up in the air: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew stars in this internet viral with former WWE star ‘The Rock’
In black and white: Vince McMahon will fit in at Newcastle, according to this Newcastle fan, and right, the WWE owner mocked up as a Newcastle supporter, is reported to be interested in buying the club from Mike Ashley