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.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that it is business as usual for Vince McMahon now that he is back in the company, but he isn’t working in his office at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut and he wasn’t even backstage on WWE SmackDown this past Friday. Meltzer also revealed that word going around is Vince McMahon will not be returning to TV and he will not even be returning to his office, but let’s see how long that will last.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“Now he’s back. It’s business as usual. He hasn’t returned to his office. He’s not in Memphis tonight for the wrestling. I mean, the word is he’s not [not returning to TV]. The word is he’s not even returning to his office. I mean, we’ll see how long that lasts.”
Since making his return to the WWE, Vince McMahon has only been back on The Board and the WWE’s stock has increased.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.