Vince McMahon is back involved in WWE again and one former star that works for AEW thinks that the boss will be unable to control himself.
The start of 2023 has been wild for WWE from a behind-the-scenes perspective because Vince McMahon is back as the Executive Chairman of the company. It was in July 2022 when Vince retired from WWE due to numerous ‘hush money’ payments made to female former employees of the company that totaled over $12 million.
However, Vince is back on the WWE Board of Directors as of January 6th, 2023 and he’s back in the mix as Executive Chairman. Meanwhile, Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon recently resigned as WWE Chairwoman and Co-CEO as well.
As Vince stated when he returned to WWE, his intention is to try to sell WWE and since he’s the majority shareholder in the company, he has a lot of say in what happens in terms of who WWE is sold to.
Matt Hardy is a former WWE superstar that worked for the company from the late 1990s through the 2010s and returned in 2017 for a few more years. During his WWE career, Matt was one of the best tag team wrestlers in company history along with his brother Jeff since the Hardy Boyz are one of the most decorated teams in WWE history. Matt had singles success as well since he held the United States, Cruiserweight and ECW Titles in his career as well.
For now, Vince McMahon is apparently not part of the WWE creative process since Triple H is the Chief Content Officer. However, Matt Hardy explained on a recent episode of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast that Vince will likely be unable to control himself in terms of wanting a say on the creative product.
“I feel like even if Vince is being sincere about that, he won’t be able to control himself like that. If he is back, he is going to put his fingerprints on things. It’s just who he is. It’s absolutely who it is.”
“There was someone, I would just say randomly, without mentioning names, who said, ‘Raw felt different on Monday. I’ve got a feeling Vince may have had his fingerprints on it.’ Which is interesting.”
“But I think if Vince comes back, I think he kinda continues as it is, and then you see a little more influence from Vince, a little more, a little more, a little more, a little more, and then it might get back to the point where he’s going, ‘Damn it, this is my show, and nobody’s better at doing this than me. This is my baby, I’m gonna raise my child, and I’m gonna see it through.'”
As Hardy continued, he explained how he thinks McMahon having more say in the creative product in WWE would be a slow process.
“It would be a slow process, but just knowing Vince, he’s not my best friend, but I worked with him, and I’ve been around him a lot, and I feel like I have a pretty good grip on his actions, and kind of his thought process.”
“As time would go on, you would see a little more, and a little more, and a little more, and a little more, until he got back to where he felt like he was controlling the helm of the ship.”
It should be noted also that Vince McMahon is 77 years old and will turn 78 in August.