Vince McMahon was part of numerous headlines back in June after it was revealed that he secretly paid $3 million as a settlement to a departing employee. McMahon was under investigation right after this, and he had to retire.
It was later revealed that McMahon also paid $12 million in hush money to quite a few women over the last twenty years, In the end, this proved to be the nail in the coffin for McMahon as he retried right after this.
In fact, an additional $5 million dollars of unrecorded expenses were linked to Vince McMahon. While speaking on the Two Men Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Tony Chimel was asked about Vince’s retirement. Chimel made it clear he still doubts McMahon has retired even now.
“I do not see Vince [McMahon] sitting on a beach in Florida and not doing anything. He can be retired, that’s fine. I refuse to believe that he’s not having any input in anything in that company and it’d be interesting to see if he’s still on the payroll or he got a severance package or what goes on with that when you become owner of the company. Is he not now owner? Does he not own any stock? Does he have nothing to do with the company? Does he not talk about business to Steph, to Shane, to Hunter [Triple H] or anybody… I don’t know about that.”
Of course, Vince McMahon is fully retired, and he is not running WWE from the shadows at all. Triple H is clearly the head of WWE Creative, and the changes reflect that already. We will have to wait and see how WWE will keep on introducing changes in the coming months.
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