WWE News

Backstage News On Who Told Vince McMahon To Resign From TKO

Vince McMahon Article Pic 27 WrestleFeed App

About two weeks ago, Vince McMahon announced his resignation as TKO Executive Chairman and from the TKO Board of Directors due to a lawsuit filed by former employee Janel Grant against McMahon, WWE, and former executive John Laurinaitis on January 25th.

Grant’s lawsuit is a litany of serious accusations, including $ex trafficking, emotional abuse, and $exual assault, catapulting McMahon and the WWE into the mainstream spotlight. This legal bombshell detonated shortly after the announcement of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joining the TKO Board of Directors and the revelation that Monday Night RAW would be migrating to Netflix in 2025.

The fallout was swift. Slim Jim, a prominent promotional partner of WWE, hit pause on its collaboration ahead of WWE Royal Rumble in response to the lawsuit. However, once McMahon stepped down, the sponsorship resumed.

In a recent development reported by The Hollywood Reporter, TKO CEO Ari Emanuel and TKO President & COO Mark Shapiro personally contacted McMahon, urging him to resign in light of the allegations. While McMahon complied with their request, he staunchly denied the accusations levied against him. Nevertheless, he remains under federal investigation in addition to facing the lawsuit.

The resignation of McMahon marks a significant moment for TKO, signaling a proactive response to allegations of misconduct within its leadership ranks.

With the charismatic presence of The Rock and the strategic move of RAW to Netflix, TKO seems poised for a transformative era.

However, the shadow of legal scrutiny looms large, casting uncertainty over McMahon’s legacy and the future of the wrestling empire he helped build.

As the wrestling world awaits further developments, the departure of McMahon serves as a stark reminder of the complexities and challenges faced by entertainment conglomerates in an era of heightened accountability and social consciousness.

Also Read: WWE Lied About Ashley Massaro’s 2006 Incident, According To John Laurinaitis

WATCH: Vince McMahon Forces Trish Stratus To Strip:

To Top