Court Bauer reveals dollar amount WWE spent on worms for Boogeyman segment

During an appearance on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, MLW’s Court Bauer discussed his time with WWE. He said there was a time Vince McMahon spent $30,000 on worms for a segment with the Boogeyman. Bauer further said McMahon was shocked. However those in the company at the time told McMahon the supplier was out of ‘normal’ worms.

There are times when Vince will try something and spend a significant amount of money, and it doesn’t work, and he just says, ‘Alright, well, we tried it.’ You’re like, ‘Wow, that could have funded half a year for my company back in the day.’ One time, we had a thing where The Boogeyman, who loved to eat worms, not really, but it was part of the gimmick, and we had these worms fall from the ceiling of the arena. JBL is rolling around in them because of course the heel is terrified of the worms, and Vince is laughing like, ‘Ah, that’s great.’ It’s raining worms in the arena. He turns to us and he goes, ‘How much were those worms? That’s a lot of worms.’ We get the writer’s assistant and [asked], ‘How much was that?’ He goes, ‘Well, sir, that was 30,000 dollars.’ Vince’s jaw drops. ‘30,000 thousand dollars for worms?’ Well, they were out of normal worms, so we had to go organic. He just looks shocked. He’s like, ‘I can’t believe we just blew 30,000 dollars.’ There’s John Layfield rolling in the worms, and he’s crying, and everyone’s laughing. But it’s like, he was shocked, and I think that assistant was fired soon thereafter. But the show went on. You think about a lot of companies, just for a gag, to spend that kind of money, it’s excessive. At WWE, it’s on a totally different level.” 

Above transcript courtesy of Fightful.