Vince McMahon is considered a pioneer of mainstream wrestling and one of the most influential figures in the wrestling world. Vince McMahon followed in his father’s footsteps and, like his father, entered the wrestling business as a promoter. Without Vince, professional wrestling would have died out by now because no one else seems to have had the same insight into what it would take to update the product and keep it relevant in the present day.
Today, at the age of 77, Vince has given up his boots after more than 50 years in the business. Vince started out as his father’s assistant in his wrestling promotion CWC in 1969, while also making his debut as a ring announcer and later as a commentator. After that, Vince McMahon changed the initials of his then company WWWF to WWF in 1980. Vince would then strive to grow the promotion more aggressively than any other wrestling company would ever have been by taking it outside of normal territorial operating zones.
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Vince McMahon stepped down as CEO and chairman of the company in June
After being investigated by the WWE board of directors for “silence payments,” McMahon had announced that he would be stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE. Subsequently, Stephanie McMahon was announced as the company’s interim chair and CEO. It has been alleged that Vince paid a former employee $3 million to keep their affair private.
During the investigation, it was revealed that many women, including a WWE diva, had signed NDA documents regarding sexual harassment against John Laurinaitis and Vince McMahon. The amount was then estimated to be $12 million, paid to silence the women who had accused McMahon of sexual harassment. It has been alleged that Vince McMahon paid the WWE diva $7 million after she was pressured into giving him oral sex. She was fired from WWE by Vince after resisting further sexual encounters with him.
Recently, former WWE Superstar Paul London shed some light on Vince McMahon’s allegations of sexual harassment during an interview on the Cafe de Renee podcast. London mentioned the late wrestler Ashley Massaro, claiming that she was known to sob when Vince McMahon kept asking her to travel with him. He also claimed that Kevin Dunn and Bucktooth Bucky occasionally pushed her to fly with them. London said they would endeavor to get a response from Massaro on their flight schedule.
“In particular, I remember many times when she cried to me because Vince suggested that she go on the jet with them, Kevin Dunn, Bucktooth Bucky, told her she needed to go on the jet with them… Every now and then they did.” the divas always housed in a tv hotel or something, he would knock on their door and try to get them to answer.
Ashley Massaro made no sexual harassment allegations against Vince McMahon while she was alive, but she was involved in a concussion lawsuit against WWE. Massaro committed suicide on May 16, 2019.
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