Vince McMahon is usually not one to shy away from controversy. McMahon has a long history of confronting those in the media who report negatively about him in a very direct way. In the midst of a massive hush money scandal, Vince has been keeping things a little more low key.
Two blockbuster reports by the Wall Street Journal exposed Vince McMahon’s payments to several WWE employees with whom he had romantic interludes. The board of directors launched an independent investigation into the matter. Now, another major media outlet is planning a story on McMahon’s exploits.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that HBO’s Real Sports is currently working on a piece about the McMahon hush money scandal. Real Sports is not unfamiliar with McMahon. They have done pieces on him in the past that he agreed to appear on. There are no current plans for Vince to appear in the latest story.
“HBO Real Sports is working on a Vince McMahon story based on all of the different things that have come out and they’re pretty heavy hitters. We’ll have to wait and see what it is, and there’s other people working on it, too. Salon Magazine did a piece, Variety did a piece. There wasn’t anything new in those pieces, though.
I mean, really, the guys at the Wall Street Journal did a tremendous job, because they really have broken stuff and they actually, you know, they did a great job as far as sources within that board of directors to get that information that everyone else has, including me, has written about it, but it’s based on the sourcing that they got.
New information is not expected in the Real Sports report. However, it is another mainstream outlet covering the story with a critical eye. Time will tell what HBO’s piece has to say, but, unusually, McMahon didn’t jump on the opportunity to participate.
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