Vince McMahon stepped down from his role as WWE Chairman in July amid a number of allegations involving sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
However, on December 13th it was reported that Vince McMahon had set his sights on a WWE return, despite the same report also containing further allegations including sexual assault. The report stated that McMahon believed he had been given bad advice, and should never have stepped down because the controversy would have blown over.
Despite this, even his closet allies seem against a return with a recent report noting that they believe that it would “cripple the company.”
Teddy Long Comes Out In Support Of Vince McMahon
Not that McMahon doesn’t have support in other places. Speaking on Sportskeeda’s One On One, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long said he didn’t understand why McMahon stood down in the first place. He went on to add that he should be allowed back.
My thing is, I don’t see where there was any reason for him to step down or go away. I mean, that’s just my opinion because I don’t know the circumstances or all the facts about what’s been going on, but I just didn’t see any reason for him to step away, and if he wants to come back, let him come back. Let him be Vince. Vince is going to be Vince. Sometimes he gives good advice, sometimes he gives bad advice, but he’s also man enough to know when he does give bad advice, he corrects himself or does something about it. I’d like to see him come back. I got no problem with it.”
Vince McMahon retired from his role with WWE in July 2022 following a string of sexual misconduct claims were made against him, while it is alleged that he paid more than $12 million in secret settlements to supress the allegations.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo