On a recent edition of the “Wrestle Binge” podcast, Teddy Long addressed John Lauriniatis’ claim that he is a victim of the Vince McMahon lawsuit. He said,
“Man listen, I don’t wanna comment on this stuff because you know like I will always say it, people are innocent until proven guilty. But you know what, that just makes me laugh all over the place… Is he trying to campaign for a comedy show or get on TV to tell jokes or something? That’s hilarious. Like I said, I am not saying anything about it but in my opinion. I believe he is guilty, but that’s me. That’s just me talking.”
Lauriniaitis was let go from WWE in 2022 over his alleged involvement in the alleged activities of Vince McMahon that led to the ex-Chairman’s first resignation.
McMahon forced his way back into WWE in January 2023. Lauriniaitis is the stepfather of Brie and Nikki Garcia and father-in-law of AEW’s Bryan Danielson.
Title: Teddy Long Responds to John Laurinaitis’ Claim of Being a Victim in Vince McMahon Lawsuit
In a recent episode of the “Wrestle Binge” podcast, former WWE referee and manager Teddy Long addressed John Laurinaitis’ claim of being a victim in the Vince McMahon lawsuit. Laurinaitis, who was let go from WWE in 2022 due to his alleged involvement in activities related to McMahon’s resignation, has been facing scrutiny. Long’s response sheds light on the situation and adds an interesting perspective to the ongoing controversy.
The Controversy Surrounding John Laurinaitis:
John Laurinaitis, known for his role as a backstage executive in WWE, was implicated in the alleged activities that led to Vince McMahon’s resignation in 2022. While the details of these activities remain undisclosed, Laurinaitis has claimed innocence and portrayed himself as a victim in the lawsuit against McMahon.
Teddy Long’s Response:
During the “Wrestle Binge” podcast, Teddy Long expressed his reluctance to comment on the matter, emphasizing the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” However, Long couldn’t help but find humor in Laurinaitis’ claims, suggesting that he might be campaigning for a comedy show or attempting to gain attention by telling jokes. Although Long refrained from making any direct accusations, he shared his personal belief that Laurinaitis is guilty.
Laurinaitis’ Departure from WWE and Family Connections:
Following the allegations against him, John Laurinaitis was released from his position in WWE in 2022. This departure marked a significant turning point in his career and personal life. Notably, Laurinaitis is the stepfather of Brie and Nikki Garcia, popularly known as The Bella Twins, and the father-in-law of AEW’s Bryan Danielson (formerly known as Daniel Bryan). These family connections have added another layer of complexity to the situation.
The Reemergence of Vince McMahon:
In January 2023, Vince McMahon made a surprising return to WWE, reclaiming his position as Chairman. This unexpected comeback raised questions about the allegations against him and the circumstances surrounding his resignation. McMahon’s return further intensified the scrutiny on individuals like Laurinaitis, who were allegedly involved in the events leading to his departure.
The controversy surrounding John Laurinaitis and his claim of being a victim in the Vince McMahon lawsuit continues to captivate the wrestling community. Teddy Long’s response, while cautious, offers an intriguing perspective on the matter. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how these allegations and their impact on Laurinaitis’ personal and professional life will be resolved.