Vince McMahon announced his retirement from his role as WWE Chairman on July 22nd. His departure came as a shock not only to those working for the company, but fans around the world. Despite the allegations surrounding him many believed that McMahon would continue to weather the storm and remain in control.
The allegations in question centred around claims that McMahon had paid millions of dollars in “hush money” to multiple women following a string of extra-marital affairs. There were also claims that the former WWE boss coerced one woman into giving him oral sex, before not renewing her contract after she “resisted further sexual encounters.” This was followed by the discovery of undeclared business expenses in WWE’s accounts, which led them to republish a number of financial reports.
Eva Marie Toasts Vince McMahon
While the departure of Vince McMahon might have been the biggest story in the wrestling world when it broke, the shockwaves it created seemingly didn’t reach Eva Marie. Fully four months after her former bosses exit from WWE, Eva Marie took to social media to thank him, to the bemusement of her followers.
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) November 29, 2022
Eva Marie initially joined WWE back in 2013 and made regular appearances on Total Divas. After featuring on the main roster, Marie was moved to NXT in 2015 before heading back to the main roster year later. However the star was released in 2017.
After forging a career for herself outside of WWE Eva Marie returned to WWE in June 2021, quickly recruiting Doudrop. The partnership was broken up within weeks Eva Marie was released for a second time in November.
Following Vince McMahon’s own exit from the company he was replaced as Head of Creative by Triple H, while Stephanie McMahon became Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan. Over the following months, Triple H has overseen the return of a number of former Superstars, most notably Bray Wyatt. It has also been reported that morale within the company is the “highest it’s been in a decade” with the new regime now firmly in place.