WWE is facing a lot of turmoil in the wake of the company’s latest scandal. Vince McMahon is being investigated for alleged hush-money payments to an employee he had an affair with. Many fans have been wondering who knew what in the WWE locker room.

It was previously reported that some people within the company suspected that McMahon was having an affair with the employee. Those suspicions arose after she received a substantial promotion and a raise at one point. Most, however, had no idea.

In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that most WWE employees and talent did not know about Vince McMahon’s alleged affair. There were some suspicions, mostly centered around the promotion. One employee knew, but there was no sign that he leaked that information.

“The talent and virtually all the employees had no idea of this story until it broke. There were suspicions of the woman and McMahon having a relationship, particularly when she was given a promotion in or around April 2021. And at least one person we know of did have awareness of it before the story broke publicly, but there is no indication he told anyone.”


Vince McMahon stepped down as CEO of WWE this morning. Stephanie McMahon will be the interim CEO until the investigation is completed. What happens from there will depend upon what is uncovered.

McMahon is scheduled to appear on tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown. Vince is said to have thrown away the script for the show. It will be very interesting to see how he handles this before a national TV audience.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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