Vince McMahon retired from WWE this past July after the former CEO had paid out nearly $20 million in previously unrecorded expenses, almost $15 million of which were hush money for the sexual misconduct allegations he received from four women over the past 16 years and $5 million to former United States President Donald Trump’s now-defunct foundation through donations in 2007 and 2009. Vince McMahon has since stepped down from his duties as the company’s CEO, Chairman and Head of Creative with Nick Khan and Stephanie McMahon being named as co-CEOs and Triple H being named as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, the Chief Content Officer and the Head of Creative.
The former WWE CEO and Chairman recently returned to the company and was reinstated on WWE’s Board of Directors and there has been a lot of speculation since what else Vince will be doing now that he has made his way back to WWE aside from helping secure new TV rights deals for RAW and SmackDown and also look for potential bidders interested in buying the company. Vince’s return to WWE is a massive story for the wrestling business, but there are a bunch of people in the promotion who are shocked with the events surrounding his return and they might even want to leave the WWE.
According to PWInsider.com, Vince’s return to the WWE pretty much shocked everyone and other than the people in his inner circle, majority of the people in the company took his return by surprise and are even wondering what is next. The report also states that some people in WWE said that “they want out” if McMahon returns and now that Vince is back only one can wonder what the future holds for the Stars who said they want to leave the company as well as for those talents Triple H has brought back to the WWE that were let go when Vince was in charge.
The morale in WWE was said to have been much better since Vince McMahon stepped down last July and it was noted by Mike Johnson that Vince is exercising ultimate control and that everyone in WWE is still processing what he did, so only time will tell what this means for the future of WWE as well as their Superstars.