A former WWE Superstar has hit out at Vince McMahon after the WWE Chairman made comments about AEW taking talent from his company on a recent conference call.
On the quarterly investor’s conference call Vince McMahon was asked about AEW and said he doesn’t consider them competition in the same way he considered WCW in the nineties. McMahon then caused a further furore when he followed up with:
“I’m not so sure what their investments are as far as their talent is concerned, but perhaps we can give them some more.”
Many did not take kindly to these words as WWE have released a wealth of talents during the global pandemic as they look to make budget cuts despite still making record profits.
One of those upset with McMahon was former WWE star, Mike Bennett. Bennett took to social media to give his take on Vince McMahon, leaving nobody in any doubt about his feelings for the WWE Chairman.
“I’m going to pick up my kids at daycare now. Here’s the last thing I’ll say. Watch all wrestling(especially @ringofhonor). Enjoy what you enjoy. I watch everything. I find plenty enjoyable at WWE. Some of my best friends still work there. However to deny that Vince is a greedy evil man, is to live in denial. You can enjoy the WWE product and realize that Vince has become bad for wrestling. The fish rots at the head and for the past 40years Vince has been at the top. He fired mass amounts of people during the worst health crisis in 100 years. All to save a few million dollars, when his company was set to make record profits.”
“Many people with families and children lost their jobs that day, so Vince could become slightly more rich. To deny this fact is to live in delusion. He’s destroyed more lives than he’s helped. You can still enjoy the product & realize the boss is a piece of [poop emoji]. Instead of attacking the men and women who broke their backs for Vince to become a billionaire, maybe stand up for those talents. I promise you Vince will still be a lousy human, but maybe you’ll understand a bit better. In the meantime support all Indie Wrestlers who are literally the backbone of this industry and #WatchROH. The women’s division and the pure division are changing the pro wrestling game.”
Mike Bennett and his wife Maria Kanellis were among those released from WWE in April 2020, only weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live events across the world.