Vince McMahon resigned as TKO Executive Chairman and from the TKO Board of Directors after former employee Janel Grant filed a lawsuit against McMahon, WWE, and former executive John Laurinaitis.
The lawsuit accused McMahon of sex trafficking, emotional abuse, and sexual assault, which gained significant media attention.
While appearing on Sunday Night’s Main Event, Matt Riddle discussed the allegations.
“Well, people say that (they were surprised), and granted I had no idea of anything going on. I don’t even politic my own matches. I show up and do my job. Honestly, if you watch any of his work from in-ring performances, the things he said and did, logic would tell you alone. Especially, me, personally, all the good wrestlers that play good characters, that’s them. It might be turned up by ten or 100, but that’s them. When I see Vince do all the things he’s done from the 80s, 90s, early 2000s, I was not surprised. Some of it, a little, but yeah, the guy is a billionaire that owns a company. He’s done it all, seen it all, and wants to do more and see more. I don’t know, I’m not a billionaire. I wasn’t the dude (alleged in the lawsuit). Brock was the dude he was talking to. It wasn’t me. I really have no comment, other than that. I’m not surprised. I hear people say they’re surprised. I’m not surprised. The guy was a maniac.”
In a shocking turn of events, Vince McMahon, the former TKO Executive Chairman, has resigned from his position and the TKO Board of Directors. This decision came after a lawsuit was filed against McMahon, WWE, and former executive John Laurinaitis by former employee Janel Grant. The lawsuit accuses McMahon of engaging in sex trafficking, emotional abuse, and sexual assault. These serious allegations have garnered significant media attention and have left many people stunned.
Recently, Matt Riddle, a professional wrestler, shared his thoughts on the allegations during an appearance on Sunday Night’s Main Event. Riddle expressed that while he had no prior knowledge of the situation, he wasn’t surprised by the accusations against McMahon. He stated that he doesn’t involve himself in the politics of his matches and simply shows up to do his job. Riddle believes that wrestlers’ in-ring performances and the characters they portray often reflect aspects of their true selves, albeit amplified for entertainment purposes. Therefore, based on McMahon’s past behavior and actions in the wrestling industry, Riddle found it logical to not be surprised by the allegations.
Riddle further emphasized that McMahon’s extensive history in the wrestling business, spanning from the 80s to the early 2000s, showcased his eccentric and sometimes controversial personality. As a billionaire and owner of a successful company, McMahon has experienced and achieved a great deal throughout his career. Riddle acknowledged that he himself is not a billionaire and was not directly involved in the alleged incidents mentioned in the lawsuit. He concluded his statement by reiterating that he is not surprised by the accusations against McMahon, as he believes the former executive has always been a “maniac.”
The resignation of Vince McMahon as TKO Executive Chairman and from the TKO Board of Directors marks a significant development in this ongoing legal battle. It remains to be seen how these allegations will impact McMahon’s reputation and the future of WWE. As the lawsuit progresses, it is crucial to remember that these are serious allegations that require a thorough investigation and legal process to determine the truth.
It is important to note that at this stage, the allegations against McMahon are just that – allegations. It is essential to allow the legal system to run its course and provide a fair and unbiased judgment. The outcome of this lawsuit will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for both McMahon and the wrestling industry as a whole.