Vince McMahon is currently involved in one of the biggest scandals in WWE history. The CEO has been accused of paying a huge sum of money to a WWE paralegal to keep an affair quiet. Many fans have wondered how the company will function under such controversial circumstances.
For Vince McMahon, it will be business as usual. WWE’s Board of Directors does not have the power to fire Vince. He and John Laurinaitis both plan to be at SmackDown on Friday night.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the situation. As of right now, Laurinaitis has not been fired yet. Both he and Vince McMahon are planning to be at SmackDown on Friday night as if nothing happened.
“Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis are going to TV Friday, at least as of a couple hours ago, that’s what we had heard. They are basically saying it is business as usual. That is what they are saying, yes. I don’t know how it could be business as usual. Again, like, this is very early in the game. Nobody’s been fired yet.”
As news of the Vince McMahon scandal hits more mainstream media outlets, public pressure could change things. The situation is very fluid. McMahon could be pressured to stay home, and John Laurinaitis could be fired before SmackDown.
Fans will have to wait and see how everything shakes out. It is a very troublesome situation for WWE. Vince McMahon’s control of a majority of the board’s voting power further complicates things. As of the latest report, McMahon plans for things to stay status quo.
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