In late July, news of Vince McMahon's retirement rocked the wrestling world. Overwhelmed by heavy accusations and ended up at the center of an internal investigation, Vince decided to step aside amid collective amazement.
His right-hand man John Laurinaitis - former head of talent relations - has also been banned from the Stamford federation. McMahon's place was taken by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H became the new head of the creative team.
The 14-time world champion, who had been the creator of the 'NXT miracle', immediately gave his creative touch to the shows by making several changes. The Game brought some of NXT's talents to the main roster, as well as favoring the return to the company of many stars who had been released.
According to the latest rumors, HHH would also be very close to bringing Bray Wyatt back to WWE. In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, Dutch Mantell analyzed in detail the new course initiated by Hunter.
Dutch Mantell on Vince McMahon
"I have been told that backstage morale has been much higher since Triple H" - revealed Dutch Mantell. “The Game knows how to listen to employees and it's much easier to talk to him.
As for Vince McMahon, it all depended on his mood. It was difficult to get close to him and he could curse you at any moment. Now everything is simpler and more linear ”- he added. Dutch elaborated on Vince’s speech: “Over the years, McMahon’s ideology and dogma have come to upset the people around him.
I am not just referring to the athletes, but also to the men and women who work behind the scenes. Not only did his approach fail, it made his collaborators increasingly frustrated. At the same time, Vince was no longer able to handle daily affairs.
WWE couldn't go on like that, it was clear to everyone that a change was needed." Dutch Mantell believes Nick Khan might have played a significant role in Vince McMahon's retirement decision. Mantell also speculated that Nick Khan might have been brought into the company to get Vince McMahon out specifically: "Well, I think that Nick Khan was inserted into the company, and I said this a long time ago.
I think he was inserted there to get Vince out," said Dutch Mantell. "Now, somehow, all these NDAs leaked from Titan Towers to the Wall Street Journal. Now, how did they get leaked? They had to leak from the inside, and I'm not accusing anybody; I want to make that clear. But how did they leak it out from Stamford?"