Jim Cornette has had his say on the startling news that Vince McMahon has swooped back into WWE and installed himself on the Board of Directors.
Cornette began working with McMahon when he joined WWE in 1993. Over the years Jim Cornette spent some time in McMahon’s inner circle, working closely with the then-Chairman as part of the company’s creative team.
Vince McMahon announced his retirement from that role in July 2022 amid an investigation from WWE’s Board of Directors into his conduct as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct and ‘hush money’ payments made to former female employees of the company.
More shocking news came in the first week of 2023 as Vince McMahon signalled his intention to return to WWE, installing himself and former co-Presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios onto the Board of Directors.
Now speaking on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette has given his view on why McMahon has returned and why he can’t blame him for doing so:
“So I don’t know actually now why it took him this long, but I’ll tell you what, we’re going to analyse what’s going on here, folks. But the motivation comes down to one of two things. Either they have been intending to sell the company this year along with the media rights and he [said] nobody gonna do that except me. Or he has decided now as Vince often does, when he gets an idea in his head that this is the right thing to do, that they’re going to explore sales and the media rights at same time and nobody gonna do that but him.”
“But one way or another, when somebody hands some other motherf*cker, a check for $5 billion. That other motherf*cker receiving it is gonna be Vince McMahon. And I mean, I can’t blame him. If it’s his crop, he planted the seeds, he watered it. He cultivated the soil, he did all this and now by God, he’s gonna walk across hell with gasoline britches on to make sure that nobody gets handed that check but him.”
WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff also gave his thoughts as to why Vince McMahon has returned as he believes this latest play is McMahon’s “exit strategy.”
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