After retiring from the WWE last July and stepping down from his duties as the CEO, Chairman and Head of Creative due to paying 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 of which to the now-defunct foundation of former U.S. President Donald Trump, Vince McMahon recently returned to the company and was named the Executive Chairman of the Board.
Since Vince made his return to the WWE, there have been a bunch of speculations as to what he will be doing aside from helping secure new TV rights deals for RAW and SmackDown and also look for potential bidders interested in buying the company. McMahon’s return to the WWE sent huge shockwaves throughout the entire pro wrestling industry as not only did Stephanie McMahon resign from the WWE as Chairwoman and co-CEO, rumors started swirling all over the internet and social media about a potential WWE sale and that the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund purchased the WWE, but has yet to be confirmed.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com provided an update on the situation and revealed that multiple talents have informed him that if the WWE ends up being bought by the Saudi Arabia Investment Fund, then they have no problems leaving the company, regardless is Vince is back in charge of creative or not. There was also a confirmation from Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program about the nervousness and uncertainty of the talent.
You can check out the tweet below:
There have been multiple wrestlers who have told me they'd leave WWE if the company ends up being Saudi Arabia-led.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 11, 2023
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