Vince McMahon and scandals go hand-in-hand as 2022 has proven but for now, the WWE boss is one scandal down after having a lawsuit dismissed.
2022 hasn’t been the greatest year for Vince McMahon.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have made the year particularly tumultuous for him, though he hasn’t let this defeat him; the day of the allegations being made public knowledge, Vince appeared live on SmackDown. McMahon has since made further appearances on WWE programming, all of which in line with his “f*ck ’em” mantra.
However, an XFL-related lawsuit has been settled between Vince McMahon and former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson noted that the lawsuit was “officially dismissed with prejudice” on 29 June, while Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston stated nine days prior that the case had been “amicably resolved”:
One of Luck's attorneys confirmed to me the XFL lawsuit has been settled.
"The parties have amicably resolved this matter, and wish each other well in future endeavors." https://t.co/hZ8oyp0IWT
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) June 20, 2022
Luck had initially sued Vince McMahon and the XFL for wrongful termination, seeking $24 million. In true Vince McMahon fashion, he countersued Oliver, citing his termination as being “for cause” upon Luck’s signing of Antonio Callaway, an ex-NFL wide receiver, who was allegedly found in possession of marijuana.
The initial concept of the XFL was announced in February 2000. Its only season was played in 2001, with the Los Angeles Xtreme defeating the San Francisco Demons in the Million Dollar Game on 21 April.
With this lawsuit settled, Vince McMahon now looks ahead to the official findings from the WWE Board of Directors’ investigation into allegations of misconduct that have plagued McMahon for the past month. Stephanie McMahon, who was on a leave of absence from the company at the time, is currently serving as the interim Chairwoman and CEO.