On January 6th, it was confirmed that Vince McMahon had completed one of the most stunning returns in WWE history as he reinstated himself to the company’s Board of Directors with the reported intention of pursuing a sale of the sports entertainment giant.
As WWE’s majority shareholder, McMahon elected himself back onto the Board and brought with him former co-presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios. The power-play would see McMahon replace three current board members, assuming control of the company.
Jim Cornette thinks Vince McMahon’s return could have been inspired by Donald Trump
January 6th is now an infamous date in the history of the United States of America as it was on that day in 2021 that a mob of Donald Trump supporters – refusing to accept that the WWE Hall of Famer lost the 2020 Presidential Election – stormed the US Capitol.
The incident is still having reverberations today as the Justice Department prepares to make a decision on whether Donald Trump and his allies will face prosecution for their role in the riots.
One man who sees the irony of Vince McMahon forcing a takeover of WWE on January 6th is wrestling veteran Jim Cornette. Speaking on his ‘Experience’ podcast, Cornette believes the parallels are “perfect” and joked that McMahon probably got the whole idea from Trump.
“I don’t know if it’s funny, but it certainly may fit the definition of ironic that Vince McMahon forced himself back into office on January 6. Look, it’s perfect. It’s perfect. He probably got the idea from Donald.”
Recently, more details have emerged on the discussions Vince McMahon had with WWE ahead of his return, with his initial pitch having been made on December 20th, 2022.
Despite being rebuffed at first, McMahon continued to fight his position, claiming that – as a majority shareholder – he should be involved in any negotiations relating to media rights or a sale of the company.
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