According to what was reported in recent weeks by the Wall Street Journal, Vince McMahon is allegedly undergoing an internal investigation by the WWE board of directors for having paid $3 million to a former employee with whom he'd 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, even if it seems very unlikely that the owner of the WWE will really risk his role.
Fightful Select, in recent days, has revealed further details on this delicate matter: "The sources we spoke with 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." Apparently, other shadows on Vince McMahon's past have also emerged in the last few hours, with other alleged extramarital affairs poised to emerge from the Chairman's past.
The latest news on Vince McMahon
Apparently, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon's running his business from the backstage at WWE quite naturally and normally, with the giant money machine that is the Stamford-based company, being pulled as if nothing were by its owner.
As stated by Dave Meltzer and several other overseas reporters, Vince is continuing to work backstage of the various WWE shows, unblinking, as if nothing has ever emerged from his past. Many, among the insiders, are convinced that no one would have survived "working" to the accusations that have invested Vince McMahon, but he instead continues to go on like a train, not talking about the thing in the least and continuing to carry on every little aspect of his work, as for 40 years now.
In practice, the biggest concern has the people close to Vince and not him, with the Chairman who continues undaunted on his way, without batting an eye. On the first episode of his new podcast on AdFreeShows titled Kliq This, Nash recounted the group's interactions with McMahon and them always traveling together.
He also spoke about the time when The Heartbreak Kid was asked not to ride with The Kliq: "Oh yeah [in response to him Shawn and Razor travelling together despite being in an angle]. There was [a moratorium on babyfaces and heels travelling together] but Shawn Michaels basically got called into the office and they told Shawn that he couldn't ride and he said motherf******, if I'm gonna be on the road for 320 days a year don't tell me who the f*** I'm going to spend my time with."