WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle said that despite having retired publicly, he believes Vince McMahon is still in command of WWE. On July 22, the wrestling world was turned upside down due to news of Vince McMahon's resignation as WWE CEO.
The announcement came after some investigations accusing Vince of violence against some women with even hidden payments of money. After 40 years in office, therefore, Vince retired, taking the whole wrestling business by surprise.
Since then, Triple H has taken on the role of WWE Creative Supervisor and Head of Talent Relations along with co-CEO Stephanie McMahon and company president Nick Khan.
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Speaking with former WWE Rene Dupree on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Kurt Angle expressed his views on the situation.
The Hall Of Famer also spoke of some of his family members who replaced him: “I don't think he's completely retired. You know Vince, he'll still be behind the scenes doing something. Vince can't leave that company on the spot, he will never let her go until his hands are completely cold.
Until he dies he will always be there. He won't let that company go until he dies, that's the truth. I'm not trying to cause trouble for WWE or Vince McMahon, because I love Vince to death. But there's no way he'll let the federation go.
He has already placed Stephanie as co-CEO and Triple H as head of talent relations. He has put everyone in the right positions so that he can continue running the show. So I'm not trying to tell everyone that Vince McMahon is still involved, that is, he may not be but I think he is."
Although Kurt Angle's thoughts say otherwise, according to a rumor, Vince McMahon is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of WWE and its organization of events. On the latest episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, the former WWE Superstar recalled how he almost quit wrestling to pursue a career as a professional football player in NFL.
"It was 1994 and I wasn't having really good luck in making the Olympic team and the World team. So they have Olympic teams and World team tryouts, and for the first two years in 1993 and 1994, I didn't make the team.
I wasn't confident enough to beat the guy that was in front of me and I decided I was gonna quit wrestling and try out for pro football. I had someone contact the Steelers and they were open to having a tryout with me."