Well-known journalist Bill Apter is convinced that Vince McMahon plotted revenge during his brief absence from WWE. In fact, we recall that Vince resigned in July last year due to advancing age and the allegations of misconduct that fell upon him following an investigation by the Wall Street Journal.
His daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan had taken his place, while Triple H had become the new head of the creative team. The 14-time world champion has made numerous changes to the shows in recent months, as well as bringing back several stars who had been released during the pandemic.
The announcement of Vince's return has turned the tables once again. Vince was elected as executive chairman of the board of directors, while his daughter Stephanie resigned to the general astonishment. McMahon is rumored to be planning to sell the company shortly.
Bill Apter on Vince McMahon's return
In the latest edition of 'The Wrestling Time Machine' on Sportskeeda, Bill Apter commented on the return of Vince McMahon: “I hate to say it, but I fear Vince has been plotting revenge while away from WWE.
I've known him since the late '70s, when I saw him backstage with Willie Gilzenberg and his father Vince McMahon Sr. You could see that he had a particular nose for business. I'm not just referring to business related to the world of wrestling, but to all types of business.
In the latest edition of 'Story Time', former WWE manager Dutch Mantell denied that recent corporate changes could cause some wrestlers to leave the company. “Among the many rumors circulating in recent days, there is also the one according to which Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens could leave WWE soon.
I don't think the recent corporate changes will influence the choices of the athletes. Why should two stars who make millions of dollars a year be influenced by political issues?” – analyzed Mantell. “Zayn and Owens could never earn this much anywhere else, not even on the independent circuit.
I think the return of Vince McMahon and the rumors of a possible WWE sale have made many lose their minds” - he added. There have been several major changes in WWE over the past few weeks following Vince McMahon's return.
"Fightful has learned that WWE's Vice President of Communications, Adam Hopkins, is out of the company after over 25 years. Hopkins worked in a variety of roles, and was a point of contact for a lot of us in the media in preparing for events and setting up interviews."