Vince McMahon shocked a lot of people with the way he reacted to his ongoing hush-money scandal. After stepping down as CEO of WWE, Vince appeared on both SmackDown and Raw to show that he wasn’t going anywhere. After his appearance on the June 17 SmackDown, McMahon’s behavior was completely defiant.

McMahon didn’t have much to say during that appearance. He echoed WWE’s “Then, Now, Forever, Together,” catchphrase and left. Once he returned to the backstage area, his demeanor was much more aggressive.

Sean Ross Sapp posted an update on the situation behind the Fightful paywall. He noted that multiple WWE staffers reacted to today’s news that McMahon paid off several other women to keep quiet about inappropriate sexual encounters. Perhaps out of frustration, they shared Vince McMahon’s true reaction to the allegations.

“Upon publishing the story, Fightful was contacted by multiple WWE staff, including some who had remained quiet in the past about McMahon’s handling of the situation. One told Fightful they wished they’d spoken out sooner, and said that McMahon’s response would often go from “no selling the whole thing,” to “being defiant.” They also said that after Vince McMahon’s “pointless” June 17 appearance, he returned to the Gorilla position and shouted “F*ck em!” seemingly in response to the allegations that caused his insistence to appear on television.”

According to a new report, Vince McMahon coerced a former WWE wrestler into giving him oral sex. When she eventually refused further encounters, she was demoted and her contract was allowed to expire. McMahon then allegedly paid $7.5 million to keep her quiet. The previously disclosed allegations appeared to be consensual.

It remains to be seen if Vince McMahon will make any upcoming television appearances. Very little has been announced for tonight’s episode of SmackDown. WWE might be too busy putting out the various fires that keep coming up surrounding Mr. McMahon.

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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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