Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE has brought on comments from just about everything else – even UFC President Dana White has claimed he has “nothing but respect” for Vince!
The ex-WWE Chairman and CEO tweeted on Friday, 22 July that he was retiring from his executive duties as he approaches 77-years-old, moving on from the company amidst the investigations into McMahon’s alleged sexual relationships with several women.
Speaking during a press conference ahead of the first week of his Contender Series, UFC President Dana White claimed that what Vince McMahon built throughout his tenure was “incredible”:
“Oh, I got stories about Vince for days, but yeah, what that guy built and what he’s done is incredible. He’s been doing it for 50-plus years. I watched that stuff as a kid, and then to still be here and doing it now, is phenomenal. He’s a killer, he’s buried the hatchet in my back a few times, but that’s what you’re dealing with. You don’t deal with a killer and not expect them to try to kill you. Yeah, I have nothing but respect for Vince.”
Dana White on Vince McMahon: I gave him much better seats (at UFC 276) than he gave me when I went to see Ronda (at Wrestlemania).#UFC#DWCSpic.twitter.com/V0iRsSjk5e
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) July 27, 2022
Dana White also joked that he gave Vince McMahon better seats when he visited a recent UFC card than what he received when attending WrestleMania 34. White was requested to be there by Ronda Rousey, who made her WWE debut that night against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
With Vince McMahon now out of his executive duties within WWE, a new era is underway for the promotion, with Stephanie McMahon at the helm of the ship as Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan. Triple H, meanwhile, is heading up the company from a creative perspective.
Just this week, it was reported that WWE would be ordered to restate several financial statements following the unearthing of unrecorded amounts of money paid out by Vince McMahon – amounting to $14+ million – that should have been recorded as company expenses.