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Vince McMahon Had Memory Issues “For Years”

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Following Vince McMahon’s departure from WWE, a new report has emerged concerning the former Chairman’s memory issues.

The wrestling world is still reeling from the shock announcement of Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE.

McMahon was replaced as Chairman by Stephanie McMahon who is also serving as the new co-CEO alongside Nick Khan. In a further shake-up of the management team, Triple H was named Head of Creative soon after he returned to his former position as Head of Talent Relations.

With the new leadership now in place, there has been much reflection on the final years of Vince McMahon’s time at the helm. It has already been reported that writers had to filter McMahon as he called people by the wrong name and was known to use insensitive and offensive language. That report added that someone within WWE said they thought McMahon couldn’t remember doing things again and again.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer seems to have confirmed these claims. Meltzer said that McMahon’s memory issues went back years and he couldn’t remember segments that had been done only a week earlier.

“There were also age issues with McMahon. You would get different viewpoints on him, but for years people had noted his memory issues, which led to forgetting segments that had been done a week or two earlier as well as forgetting long-term storyline issues, which would frequently be changed.”

Vince McMahon is currently under investigation over allegations that he paid a former employee $3 million in “hush money” after the pair had an affair. More allegations have since been made public, including claims that McMahon paid four women more than $12 million across 16 years as part of similar agreements.

It has since been announced that WWE will be reissuing financial statements for 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as Q1 of 2022.

The move comes after the company uncovered payments worth $14.6 million made by McMahon that should have been recorded as business expenses.