Rumors continue about Vince McMahon away from WWE. In June, it was reported that Vince McMahon was being investigated by the Board of Directors for a $3 million payment to a former employee he had been in a relationship with.
After news of the investigation was made public, Vince resigned from his position as Chairman and was replaced on an interim basis by Stephanie McMahon. On July 8, further rumors were brought to light. The new report claims that Vince McMahon has paid more than $12 million to four former WWE associates for 16 years.
A source claims McMahon forced a fighter to have intimate relationships. It is also stated that once the relationship ended, he did not renew the athlete's contract after refusing further advances. McMahon is alleged to have paid the woman about $ 7.5 million in exchange for her silence.
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Due to the gravity of the allegations, many believe Vince McMahon would have been under pressure to leave WWE. However, it doesn't seem like this is going to happen. Well-known reporter Dave Meltzer revealed: "From the outside, you think they have no choice but to make a change, but there is no indication that it will happen.
And there doesn't seem to be any real pressure for that to happen." On Stephanie McMahon as the new interim CEO, Dave Meltzer added: “Stephanie McMahon, who had left the company, has suddenly returned to this important role.
The belief is that this was more of an aesthetic change than a real change. Vince McMahon remains the head of creativity and continued to manage everything related to television backstage during the shows." Recently, Inside The Ropes' Kenny McIntosh caught up with Jim Cornette to discuss the situation around Vince McMahon and his future.
Cornette, who has worked alongside McMahon for several years, suggested his recent television appearances were nothing more than a sign of defiance. Former WWE star Rene Dupree says that he "heard" Vince McMahon and his wife Linda haven't lived together in decades.
Dupree recently spoke about it on his Cafe De Rene podcast, and he made a surprising statement about Vince's relationship with his wife Linda McMahon. "I heard that Vince and Linda are still legally married but they haven't lived together in decades.
No, not at all [surprised by the recent allegations against Vince McMahon]. I was surprised it has taken this long, to be honest with you," Rene said.