Exactly one week has passed since the sensational news of Vince McMahon's retirement. The now former WWE Chairman has decided to step aside leaving everyone speechless. His role was taken over by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H was put in charge of the creative team.
A Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that Vince had given $3 million to a former employee with whom he had had an extramarital affair. In the following weeks, other payments to former female employees surfaced. According to former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo, McMahon's farewell is just a farce: “I know Vince well, having worked closely with him for many years.
If you think he has retired, then you are chickens. Do you really think that he will stay at home reading a book or that he will go for a walk at sea? He may no longer appear on TV or in the office, but he will still manage the company."
WWE RAW star Damian Priest has stated that Vince McMahon was his fan.
Damian Priest on Vince McMahon
In a recent interview with Nick Hausman for 'Wrestling INC.' , Damian Priest - a prominent member of Judgment Day - spoke of Vince McMahon's retirement: “I am delighted to have been a part of his world.
When he retired, we were all in awe. We were convinced that that moment would never come. It's nice to be part of the company when it happened, I am a witness to history. I will always remember where I was when he announced the retirement" - said Priest a few hours before SummerSlam 2022.
The WWE RAW wrestler thinks that McMahon likes him, which he believes is a good thing for him. "Positive (his talks with Vince McMahon), to be honest. He’s somebody that knows what he wants for his show. He knows what he wants out of you.
He’s been honest with me and the whole time he’s been like, ‘I need more of this, I need more of that, or less of this.’ But, it’s always positive. He’ll explain to me why. It’s always like, ‘Oh, I get it.’ Even the legendary Ric Flair wanted to express his opinion about it: "I was quite disappointed.
I love Vince. I don't know what he has in mind right now, but I don't see him far from WWE. He will adapt to his new life, but he loved this business too much. None of us would have become what we are today without him. He literally created us”.