According to the Wall Street Journal, Vince McMahon is undergoing an internal investigation by the WWE board for giving $3 million to a former employee with whom he allegedly had an extramarital affair. It is still unclear whether that amount came from Vince's personal funds or whether the company's money was used.
The situation has degenerated in the last few hours and many are wondering if McMahon's position is in danger. Fightful Select revealed further details on this delicate story: "The sources we spoke to told us that the relationship between Vince McMahon and the paralegal had been suspected by many in the company, having noticed how the latter continued to receive substantial promotions despite budget cuts.
We were told that she would be promoted directly by John Laurinaitis as her assistant to him in a management role." In the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, former WWE legend Booker T didn't want to go too far on the subject.
Booker T on Vince McMahon
After reports emerged stating that the WWE Board of Directors is investigating a secret settlement he allegedly reached with a former employee to cover up an affair, Vince McMahon has been a trending topic again.
"This story cannot be taken lightly, given that these are rather serious accusations" - began Booker T. "I do not have enough elements to be able to unbalance myself, I would risk saying something totally wrong.
WWE is my home and news like this is never a good thing. I really have no idea what's going to happen” - added the two-time Hall of Famer. Also according to Fightful, this scandal will have multiple repercussions: “The WWE board took this matter very seriously.
Everyone is cooperating to get the investigation forward as quickly as possible. A former office worker told us that a domino effect will be unleashed and that Vince McMahon will have to fight to keep his place in the company.
Unlike the speech relating to John Laurinaitis, who will most likely be forced to resign”. After managing the effects of the global pandemic, WWE had started the new year well by successfully organizing WrestleMania and WrestleMania Backlash.
Now the Stamford-based federation has to deal with yet another storm. Fightful was informed that the woman was promoted from John Laurinaitis' assistant to a “director” during that period. The WWE Board has also reportedly uncovered other nondisclosure agreements that involve claims of misconduct toward Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis.