The current allegations surrounding Vince McMahon have made headlines around the wrestling world, but have now even been referenced on AEW television.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Vince McMahon’s own company board is investigating a $3 million payment said to have been made by him to a former employee of the company in return for them signing a non-disclosure agreement.
The employee was hired by the company as a paralegal in 2019 with the report saying an anonymous email was sent to WWE’s board on March 30th, 2022 by a friend of the employee in question which alleged that the employee’s salary was doubled from $100,000 to $200,000 after beginning an intimate relationship with the WWE Chairman.
That email is also said to have mentioned McMahon’s longtime legal counsel Jerry McDevitt as it read “My friend was so scared so she quit after Vince McMahon and lawyer Jerry paid her millions of dollars to shut up.”
Jerry McDevitt told the Journal that regarding payment to the now ex-employee, “WWE did not pay any monies on her departure.” McDevitt also added that the employee had made no claims of harassment against Vince McMahon.
In a fairly blatant slant on the WWE Chairman, AEW’s Max Castor worked the recent revelations in to his entrance rap by mentioning people being made to sign non-disclosure agreements, which was recorded for the 17th June edition of Rampage.
Acclaimed and the Gunns yo we back up in the mix
Got more people hearing me than January 6
Honestly I have something to say
But somebody made me sign an NDA
We gon’ kill you so casual
Makes sense, St Louis is the murder capital
And let me hit you with a factoid
Everybody loves the Acclaimed and the Ass Boys
— DKA (@Dbo1986) June 16, 2022
WWE has responded to the allegations with a simple statement that everyone is fully cooperating with the investigation.