This could be big. There is no one in the wrestling world more powerful than Vince McMahon. The owner and Chairman of the Board of WWE, McMahon is able to change the wrestling industry in the blink of an eye. A decision made by McMahon can shake things up in a huge way, but now a decision being made about McMahon might be making quite the wave of its own.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the WWE Board Of Directors is investigating an alleged $3 million payment from McMahon to a WWE employee due to a sexual relationship between the two. The investigation also includes a variety of other possible claims of misconduct against McMahon and John Laurinaitis. McMahon is said to have used his own personal money to make the payments.
The woman was hired as a paralegal in WWE at a salary of $100,000 a year, which was reportedly doubled when her relationship with McMahon began. McMahon then was said to have given her to Laurinaitis “like a toy”. There is no word on what could happen to McMahon as a result of the Board’s investigation, which still includes McMahon’s daughter Stephanie McMahon.
According to Fightful Select, a backstage source in WWE sees his as the greatest threat to McMahon’s power since the 1994 steroid trials. In addition, there has been speculation that Laurinaitis has been suspected of similar misconduct in WWE for years. It is also believed that Laurinaitis is expected to resign from his position in WWE and will be the “fall guy” in the situation. There is no word on any changes backstage in WWE so far.
Opinion: This has the potential to be an absolute bombshell and I’m not sure what that is going to mean for WWE. McMahon has been the centerpiece of the company for such a long time and him being gone, or even threatened, could mean all kinds of things for WWE and the wrestling industry as a whole. This could be an absolutely huge story and now we wait and see where the fallout leads.
What will this mean to WWE? Will McMahon be forced out? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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