Many were surprised when the Vince McMahon allegations surfaced – however, Paul London is shocked that it took people this long to speak up about the ex-WWE boss.
16 June marked the beginning of the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Vince McMahon. The Wall Street Journal initially reported settlement agreements between McMahon and former female employees, with millions of dollars of “hush money” being handed out.
McMahon had previously been accused of such disgraceful acts, but these specific allegations and the severity of them – an internal investigation from the WWE Board of Directors, for example, remains ongoing – marked the beginning of a power shift in the company.
Paul London, a former WWE Superstar of five years, has come forward to express how shocked he is that these allegations didn’t come forward sooner. The former Cruiserweight Champion joined Rene Dupree on the Cafe de Rene podcast to discuss the developing situation:
“I’m shocked this Vince stuff is just now coming out. I haven’t looked up on a lot of it…but I’m surprised it hasn’t come out within the last 10 years. But that just goes to show how afraid people are of the power dynamic where they’re so fearful of losing their job. What does that say about you, if you’re protecting this 90-year-old f*cking corpse with a thong tan line, just because he’s a billionaire?”
Vince McMahon is now officially retired from all of his executive positions in WWE, per an announcement on Friday, 22 July. Stephanie McMahon replaces him as full-time Chairwoman, while she and Nick Khan will be co-CEO.
Paul London, meanwhile, found success in WWE, holding the Cruiserweight, WWE Tag Team, and World Tag Team Championships. He was let go in November 2008 after being buried on-screen for gawking at Vince McMahon before his limo infamously blew up.