Vince McMahon is under investigation for relationship with former WWE employee

This week, The Wall Street Journal dropped a small bomb on the entertainment world with an investigation far, far away in the WWE rings.

In fact, the financial publication revealed that Vince McMahon, the man behind WWE, and John Laurinaitis, one of the top -ranking executives, are now under investigation after a secret deal with a former company employee to hide the close relationship of the two men.

The end of Vince McMahon?

In an electronic communication dated March 30, an anonymous source allegedly revealed to the WWE Board of Directors that a former employee of the company, a paralegal, had an intimate and sexual relationship with Vince McMahon during his time with WWE. same kind of relationship with John Laurinaitis, the director of employee relations.

According to information obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the employee is said to have seen his salary double from $ 100,000 to $ 200,000 per year in this relationship. In addition, a secret $ 3 million agreement was reportedly signed by the woman not to disclose the nature of her relationship with McMahon and Laurinaitis.

The story, as well as the installments, are said to have begun in 2019.

The out-of-court letterhead was given to the WWE Board of Directors on June 12 and an outside company is investigating whether McMahon used the company’s financial resources to pay for this deal, or other deals. . .

In fact, since the release of the Wall Street Journal, old stories have resurfaced, including a relationship with former WWE referee Rita Marie Chatterton who allegedly, at the time, accused McMahon of forcing her to have sex. in limo in 1986.

At the time, the story hadn’t wavered much since McMahon defended himself by pointing out that the relationship was consensual and that his only mistake here was committing adultery with his wife Linda McMahon.

While Chatterton is still alive, he could return to the public eye with his story and, perhaps with it, spark more testimony exposing the 76-year-old’s actions.

So far, the investigation is still very young, but it happened because of Stephanie McMahon’s voluntary departure from her father’s organization a few weeks ago. High on the board for several years, the McMahon family’s only daughter would have left her seat to be with her family earlier this spring, thus joining her husband Paul Levesque. he is also on a sabbatical from his WWE executive positions since his serious heart problems.

In short…

So far, Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis have no criminal charges against them. The investigation is internal to WWE and above all the source of the money used is in question and not the consensual nature of the relationships.

On the other hand, the anonymous source referred to a climate of fear and intimidation that could, in the course of the investigation, reveal other shortcomings of the McMahon administration.

In the business world, presidents of companies bigger than WWE have lost their positions for small business. At age 76, it’s not far -fetched to believe this saga is the last straw for McMahon, who for decades has avoided scandals on many fronts. Let’s consider, in particular, the distribution and use of steroids by its wrestlers in the early 90s.

As such, even if WWE has so far not commented on the case despite its collaboration with the investigation firm, the future of Laurinaitis is even more uncertain to the organization. According to inside sources, he and McMahon are as usual at the tapings of Smackdown on Friday. On the other hand, if a header falls, Laurinaitis will hit the ground before Vince McMahon’s.

Moreover, in the aftermath of this scandal, rumors of the organization’s future sale will intensify because it is an open secret that a buyer for WWE is being sought with the organization’s inevitable retirement.

This story is not over yet to make people talk.

– UPDATE –

Already, the file is shuffling WWE cards and Stephanie McMahon will return to the board to ensure the transition without her father.

More details will follow.

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