Vince McMahon was no longer the final boss in WWE after the takeover and now it looks like Endeavor boss Ari Emanuel is ready to take names.
The WWE takeover by Endeavor was completed in September 2023 meaning that Vince McMahon was out of power despite being named as Executive Chairman of the newly-created TKO Group.
Vince McMahon has now resigned from TKO after a horrifying lawsuit was launched against McMahon accusing him of sexual assault and sex trafficking.
WWE CCO Triple H has been slammed by many for ignoring the claims made against his father-in-law at the post-Royal Rumble press conference. Triple H claimed to not have read the lawsuit and called it a great week for WWE.
Ari Emanuel Ready To Clear Out Problems In WWE
Mike Johnson of PWInsider has now reported that things could get very bad for anybody who might have known about McMahon’s alleged conduct in the company. One source claimed that Endeavor owner Ari Emanuel will be of a mind to “ferociously eradicate” anything to protect his business. Especially at a business that his own daughter has worked at for several years.
The same source cited Emanuel’s past relationship with Saudi Arabia when he walked away from doing business with the country when noting that Emanuel would have no issue “removing anything and anyone still remaining” that could have an impact on WWE business.
Johnson also noted that privately WWE staff will admit it is no longer the same company as it was before Endeavor’s takeover and that means there is now no longer protection for anyone in McMahon’s or any other individual’s inner circle.
One report has given insight into why Bruce Prichard has stayed with WWE even after McMahon’s first exit in 2022. Ronda Rousey has claimed Prichard is McMahon’s puppet and if he’s still a part of the company, then McMahon will still have a hand in things, albeit from a distance.
Long-time Vince McMahon ally Kevin Dunn quit WWE in December 2023 with things said to have become unsavoury before the end of his decades-long tenure in the company.