WWE CEO Nick Khan has addressed the ongoing allegations against Vince McMahon and says “modern day rules should apply to modern day” and not the past.
Vince McMahon stepped down from WWE and announced his retirement in July 2022 among allegations of sexual misconduct and alleged ‘hush money’ payments made to female ex-employees of the company. However, McMahon is now back in the hot seat in WWE, after strong-arming his way back onto WWE’s Board before being installed as Executive Chairman.
Speaking on The Bill Simmons Podcast, Khan gave his thoughts on former co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson back to the Board with him and adds that in terms of the allegations, he thinks modern day rules shouldn’t apply to the past:
“They know the company and they’re insiders. There’s a shorthand with them. So I think as he engages in this, you know, potential transaction to have folks there that know the company, that know hey maybe certain things that happened in the past shouldn’t have happened or in a modern day point of reference culture, which I always try to look at these things from that hey, certain things that were acceptable years ago aren’t acceptable now.”
“I think over time you can evolve with these things and the modern day rules should apply to modern day. I don’t think it should apply to the past.”
Among the many things Vince McMahon has been accused of, he is still being pursued for damages by former WWE referee Rita Chatterton who alleges McMahon raped her in the eighties.