• Fans React To The News Of Vince McMahon’s Affair With Ex-WWE Employee
According to the The Wall Street Journal, WWE’s board is investigating a $3 million “hush-money settlement”, that Vince McMahon paid to a former female WWE employee over an alleged affair between them.
This ex-female employee was hired by WWE in 2019 as a paralegal. The January 2022 separation agreement doesn’t allow this ex-employee to discuss her relationship with Vince or disparage him.
WWE’s board began this investigation in April and a lot of old non-disclosure agreements were opened, which involved claims by multiple ex-WWE female employees of misconduct by Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis (Head of WWE Talent Relations).
WWE’s board’s 8 independent directors hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York-based law firm) to conduct the investigation. They found out that Vince used his personal funds to pay this ex-employee.
A WWE Spokesperson said the company is fully cooperating with the board’s inquiry and that Vince’s relationship with the ex-employee was consensual.
Jerry McDevitt (Vince’s attorney) said that the ex-employee didn’t make any claims of harassment against Mr. McMahon and that “WWE did not pay any money” to her “on her departure”.
WWE’s board members learned about this $3 million settlement after they received anonymous emails.
The 1st email they received was on March 30, 2022, where a friend of this ex-WWE paralegal claimed that WWE hired the paralegal at a salary of $100,000 at first, but her salary increased to $200,000 after Vince began a $exual relationship with her.
The email also stated that Vince “gave her like a toy” to Laurinaitis. The email also read:
“My friend was so scared so she quit after Vince McMahon and lawyer Jerry paid her millions of dollars to shut up.”
After the ex-paralegal signed her non-disclosure agreement, she was paid $1 million upfront and the rest $2 million will be paid over a period of 5 years.
The ex-paralegal is 41-years-old and told other employees in WWE that she faced a lot of hard times and needed the extra money, as her career got sidetracked after she tended to a sick parent.
In 2021, she was made an assistant to Laurinaitis.
Here’s how wrestling fans reacted to this on Twitter:
“Cancel Vince McMahon. He is one of the people who truly deserves it.”
“We are extremely disappointed in Vince McMahon for his unprofessional actions” pic.twitter.com/3HL3mINLe2
— B #FreePalestine (@lariatoooooo) June 15, 2022
“Can you imagine if Vince McMahon went to Jail? Can you imagine this?”
“People who don’t watch wrestling: Wow can you believe this Vince McMahon story???
Literally everyone who’s watched wrestling since 1998: Yes.”
Vince McMahon How Vince is in
according to real life.
himself . pic.twitter.com/bQyVCRwiTq
— Juan C. Reneo (@ReneusMeister) June 14, 2022
Me opening Twitter and seeing why Vince McMahon is trending: pic.twitter.com/eh39fWLKnI
— Fiending For Followers ‼️ (@Fiend4FolIows) June 15, 2022
“Let’s be honest, nobody is surprised about that Vince McMahon story. I’m surprised there isn’t MORE stories.”
dark side of the ring: Vince McMahon addition gone be a 12 hour marathon😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/nJIedEKcy6
— ً (@GAIASTRAPHOUSE) June 15, 2022
“There’s no allegation against Vince McMahon that I wouldn’t believe. Even the most ridiculous. He did it all.”
So I guess Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis and WWE “let us all down” today…
Ain’t karma something… pic.twitter.com/cRKy91wjqK
— ✰ 𝕁𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟 ✰ (@itsJustinRitch) June 15, 2022
“In case it wasn’t obvious, Vince McMahon is a really, really, really, really bad guy.”
“Vince McMahon is one of those unique people so terrible that whenever something even worse about him comes out absolutely zero people are surprised.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (June 15, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Vengeance 2007: Night of Champions’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
1. Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Jamie Noble vs. Daivari vs. Shannon Moore
2. Deuce & Domino vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
3. Matt Hardy vs. William Regal
4. Batista vs. MVP
5. Ric Flair vs. Edge