A WWE Hall of Famer has given his thoughts on the shocking allegations against Vince McMahon.
On January 25th, it emerged that Vince McMahon is facing disturbing allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking. Soon after the lawsuit was made public, McMahon resigned from his position as Executive Chairman of TKO, bringing his time in WWE to an end.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of former WWE employee Janel Grant, featured graphic details of the activities McMahon is alleged to have been involved in as well as explicit text messages he is said to have sent Grant
Speaking on the latest edition of his 1 Of A Kind podcast, Rob Van Dam – who has experience of working for McMahon in WWE – said that he couldn’t imagine him speaking the way he did in the text messages.
“I still probably haven’t seen all the pieces. From what I saw, it was pretty shocking. I can’t imagine the Vince McMahon that I know speaking like the person that texted those messages. It seemed like it was coming from a depraved 17-year-old or something.
“My first thought was, ‘Come on, Vince really said all that?’ I know the belief is that they can prove it and that it’s legitimate and credible sources. It just leaves me a little bewildered. I can’t imagine that.”
RVD went on to compare the situation to movies about billionaires who hunt people for sport, saying it’s about having control over someone.
“It makes me wonder, billionaires that are world leaders, what do they do for fun? You see these movies where they let people out in the woods and hunt them down and shoot them, like a rich people’s game.
“If any of this stuff is based on some truth, I make the comparison there, someone that has such a hunger for power that they need to control someone. That’s about Vince. I can’t say anyone else mentioned would surprise me quite as much.”
WWE No Longer Mentioning Vince McMahon
Nobody on WWE TV has spoken Vince McMahon’s name since the allegations came to light, and it seems this could be a permanent move. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer claimed that McMahon has been “erased” and doesn’t think his name will come up in the foreseeable future, if ever again.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.