Nobody Indispensable In WWE After Vince McMahon Scandal

Vince McMahon

WWE has entered a whole new era – it was mentioned once or twice at WrestleMania – as the company looks to move on entirely from Vince McMahon.

Vince McMahon has been accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking as part of a bombshell lawsuit that rocked WWE. As a result, Vince McMahon was told to resign as Executive Chairman of TKO despite his assertion that he was leaving his role to fight the suit.

Former Head of Talent Relation John Laurinaitis was also accused of wrong-doing in the lawsuit but Laurinaitis has since turned on Vince McMahon, claiming to be a victim as well.

Nick Khan and Stephanie McMahon are among those revealed to have been the unnamed “corporate officers” in the lawsuit who are alleged to have known about Vince McMahon’s relationship with the former employee filing the suit. It’s also been claimed Stephanie McMahon knew about the rape claims made by late WWE star Ashley Massaro against military personnel as the whole culture in the company has come under the spotlight.

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Fightful Select has now given some insight into how things are going to be handled in the Endeavor-owned WWE should any new information surrounding Vince McMahon or other situations come to light.

There have been many questions about Bruce Prichard’s role and what he knew, given that he was widely seen as McMahon’s right-hand man. Ronda Rousey accused Prichard of being McMahon’s avatar and said she believed McMahon would still have influence as long as Prichard had a job.

Prichard and Triple H were called to the ring by Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40 after he won the WWE Title and while fans gave The Game a warm reception as he embraced Rhodes, the atmosphere for Prichard was considerably colder.

A long-time WWE talent is said to have expressed their concern about people with knowledge of McMahon’s behaviour or even enabling him still being employed they were told: “Nobody is indispensable as it relates to this.”

They were also pointed to the success WWE has achieved since McMahon and Lauriniatis were removed. Long-time executive producer Kevin Dunn has also left the company after decades – although he is not implicated in any way in the McMahon lawsuit – and the TV coverage of WWE has been lauded for its improvements ever since. Endeavor is said to believe anyone can be replaced if they need to be.