A new report into fresh demands for compensation for alleged sexual assault by Vince McMahon has indicated that he wants to make a comeback to WWE.
After forty years as the boss of WWE, McMahon retired from his role in July 2022. He was replaced by his daughter Stephanie McMahon as company Chairwoman, while she along with Nick Khan are WWE’s co-CEOs. Triple H was tasked with leading the company’s creative direction on television and was given the title of Chief Content Officer.
Vince McMahon’s retirement came amid an internal WWE investigation into allegations of hush money payments made to female ex-employees of the company as a result of alleged sexual misconduct by McMahon. Former Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis was also implicated in one of the allegations.
Now the Wall Street Journal has reported that Vince McMahon is facing new demands for financial compensation as a result of alleged sexual assault. Former WWE referee Rita Chatterton has launched a demand for over $11 million while an unspecified amount is sought by a former spa manager who alleges McMahon assaulted her at a California resort.
Interestingly, the Journal’s report notes that McMahon was planning an audacious comeback to WWE, according to sources familiar with McMahon’s comments. McMahon has said that he received “bad advice” to step away from the company from “people close to him” and that had he stayed on as WWE Chairman and CEO, he believes the allegations and investigations would have blown over.
Neither McMahon nor WWE has commented on the latest revelations nor is it confirmed what role Vince McMahon would hope to hold should he return to the fray. It should be noted that McMahon remains WWE’s majority owner.