The allegations surrounding Vince McMahon were referenced during the latest AEW Rampage taping!
On June 15th, the Wall Street Journal reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was being investigated by the WWE Board of Directors for allegedly paying $3 million to a former employee with whom he’d previously had an affair.
The Journal’s report continues to say that the board’s investigation has also unearthed older non-disclosure agreements that surround claims of misconduct made by other former female WWE employees that involve both Vince McMahon and WWE’s Head of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis. However, it is not known how many of these claims are being looked into but payments made in relation to them are said to run into the millions of dollars.
The employee was reportedly hired into the company as a paralegal in 2019, and and update from Fightful Select added that she had been given a major promotion in April 2021 from John Laurinaitis’ assistant to a role as a “director.” The promotion came around the same time the company made more major cuts to its roster for budgetary reasons.
The report goes on to share some information regarding the opinion of female talent as to the return of John Laurinaitis in the role of Head of Talent Relations in 2021. One anonymous talent is quoted as saying”
“I’d rather get all my sh*t sent to me in a trash bag when I get fired than have to deal with him, and neither are good options.”
Sources within the company believe this situation will ultimately lead to Laurinaitis losing his position while they also say that is the biggest threat to Vince McMahon’s control of WWE since the steroid trial of the early nineties.
True to his nature of referencing current events, The Acclaimed’s Max Caster referenced the McMahon allegations during the latest tapings for AEW Rampage for the episode that will air on June 17th. The rap referenced “signing an NDA,” clearly referring to the non-disclosure agreements that have been uncovered by the investigation. The rap went as follows:
Acclaimed and the Gunns yo we back up in the mix
Got more people hearing me than January 6
Honestly I have something to say
But somebody made me sign an NDA
We gon’ kill you so casual
Makes sense, St Louis is the murder capital
And let me hit you with a factoid
Everybody loves the Acclaimed and the Ass Boys
— DKA (@Dbo1986) June 16, 2022
WWE has responded to the allegations brought against Vince McMahon, saying they will be “cooperating fully” with the investigation launched by the Board of Directors.