- Ex-World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and chairperson Vince McMahon didn't let the dark cloud of scandal deter him from a public appearance
- The 'Mr McMahon' appeared on Friday Night SmackDown episode that was held in Minneapolis in the state of Minnesota
- He has been suspended in connection with allegedly paying millions of dollars to a former WWE employee in order to keep an affair between the two secret
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and chairperson Vince McMahon stayed above the noise while he remains in an embarrassing scandal.
'Mr McMahon appeared on the telecast of WWE SmackDown on Friday night amid a corporate firestorm involving him and head of talent relations John Laurinaitis. The duo is under investigation by the WWE board for allegedly paying a former employee $3 million in hush money to remain silent about an affair she and McMahon had.
Vince Mcmahon steps back from WWE role as board investigates Alleged Misconduct, Stephanie Mcmahon in charge
According to CNN, in the opening segment of the show, McMahon walked out to the ring welcomed and booed by a divided crowd, before saying:
"It's a privilege as always to stand before you here tonight, the WWE Universe. Especially a privilege to stand here in this ring in Minnesota. I'm here to simply remind you of the words we just saw in what we call the WWE signature.
"Those four words are 'then,' 'now,' 'forever,' and the most important word is 'together. Welcome to Smackdown!"
He then left the ring with his signature song "No Chance in Hell" playing. His daughter Stephanie McMahon will serve as interim CEO and chairwoman.
A statement by McMahon the company's website read:
"I have pledged my complete cooperation to the investigation by the special committee, and I will do everything possible to support the investigation. I have also pledged to accept the findings and outcome of the investigation, whatever they are."
"It is extremely important to me that we have a safe and collaborative workplace. I have committed to doing everything in my power to help the Special Committee complete its work, including marshaling the cooperation of the entire company to assist in the completion of the investigation and to implement its findings."
Vince Mcmahon steps back from WWE role as board investigates alleged misconduct, Stephanie McMahon in charge
Vince McMahon has temporarily stepped aside from his duties as chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
As reported by Sports Brief, 'Mr McMahon' is currently dealing with an investigation into alleged misconduct by himself and head of talent relations John Laurinaitis.
This was in connection with a Wall Street Journal report claiming that a former employee received millions of dollars from McMahon to stay silent about an affair.
Source: Sports Brief News