- Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and chairperson Vince McMahon and controversy plus scandal go hand-in-hand as far as he is concerned
- McMahon stepped down last week in these senior roles after allegations of misconduct involving paying millions of dollars to an ex-employee to keep an affair quiet
- There have been many incidents he has been accused of either participating in or covering up while at the helm of the WWE
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has had his fair share of dealing with storms involving him at the forefront of the organisation.
Last week, he and head of talent relations John Laurinaitis stepped down after a WWE board investigation into allegations that the duo conspired to pay $3 million to cover up an affair McMahon had with an ex-employee. This is not the first time that he has been involved in scandal atop the world of wrestling.
In 1983, Jimmy Snuka was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, according to EWRESTLINGNEWS. McMahon allegedly paid off the investigators to save Snuka from legal troubles.
In a VICE article, McMahon was accused of giving steroids to his wrestlers, with many wrestlers even testified against him in the early 1990s. Famously, Terry "Hulk Hogan" Boleya came to his defence, denying that McMahon insisted he take the supplements.
In 2002, when "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's then-wife Debra Marshall filed domestic violence charges on him, McMahon was one of the first to cover up for him, Entertainment Weekly reported. He allegedly told Marshall to never discuss this publicly with anyone.
As if that was not enough, WrestlingNewsSource published an article detailing his alleged drug use of hard illegal drugs. Vince is quoted as saying:
“I can snort as much of that stuff as anyone can put in front of me and never get hooked.”
Watch: Former WWE CEO Vince McMahon makes smackdown appearance amid "hush money" scandal
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and chairperson Vince McMahon stayed above the noise while he remains in an embarrassing scandal.
As reported to the Sports Brief, '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.
Source: Sports Brief News