Former WWE boss Vince McMahon celebrated his 77th birthday this week, enjoying dinner with John Cena, his wife – and an unidentified woman!
The WWE Chairman and CEO announced his official retirement on 22 July, just a month shy of his 77th birthday. Amidst the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, Vince McMahon declared it was time for him to call it a day on his executive career.
Celebrations were rife in New York City’s Waverly Inn restaurant as McMahon was joined by John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh. Flanking McMahon, however, was a mysterious woman; Linda McMahon, who is believed to still be legally married to Vince, wasn’t spotted.
TMZ posted photos of the pair leaving the restaurant.
Vince McMahon celebrated his 77th birthday with his good friend John Cena on Wednesday … in his first public sighting since retiring as CEO and Chairman of WWE last month. https://t.co/iimB0CIE5x
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 25, 2022
Vince McMahon and John Cena’s relationship is well-established, dating back to early in Cena’s WWE career. This led to the multi-time World Champion becoming, well, a 16-time World Champion, among his lengthy list of additional accolades.
The Wall Street Journal were first to report on the internal investigation against Vince McMahon back in June, which was met by him stepping back from his WWE duties. Stephanie McMahon took over temporarily, and now serves as full-time Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside WWE President Nick Khan.
It’s believed that Vince McMahon paid close to $20 million in total in “hush money”, although two payments totalling $5 million are said to have been paid to the Donald Trump Foundation. WWE was forced to restate numerous financial reports as a result.