Vince McMahon has been officially retired from his WWE executive duties for just under one whole month – but Tito Santana isn’t convinced he’s actually gone.
The former Chairman and CEO announced his retirement on 22 July. Numerous changes have since been implemented in WWE, including the w, the return of certain released WWE Superstars, and the different career trajectories of others.
It’s clearly a different company to when Vince McMahon held all the power, implying that he is indeed gone from the regime. Tito Santana isn’t too sure, however, with the WWE Hall of Famer clarifying to PWMania that he believes Vince still holds some sway in WWE:
“I just do not believe that he is not involved somehow.”
Vince McMahon’s departure from WWE was met with widespread shock. A new team has since taken over from him, headed by Stephanie McMahon as the Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan. Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, meanwhile, heads up both creative and talent relations.
A 2004 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Tito Santana is perhaps best remembered for his run alongside Rick Martel in the Golden Era pairing Strike Force. The duo held the WWF Tag Team Championships once before Martel disbanded the team to become ‘The Model’.
Santana also enjoyed a doubles titles reign with Ivan Putski, as well as two reigns with the Intercontinental Championship before transitioning a Spanish announce role. ‘El Matador’ was last spotted in the squared circle this past April at the age of 68.