Vince McMahon was part of numerous headlines back in June after it was revealed that he secretly paid $3 million as a settlement to a departing employee. McMahon was under investigation right after this, and he had to retire. RVD is not a fan of this situation.
It was later discovered that McMahon also paid $12 million in hush money to several women over the last twenty years. Evidently, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back and enraged many people.
In fact, an additional $5 million dollars of unrecorded expenses were linked to Vince McMahon. While speaking on Rene Dupree’s “Cafe de Rene” podcast, RVD made it clear he isn’t sure about going to WWE shows after Vince McMahon’s retirement.
Do I like that Vince is no longer with WWE? No,” Van Dam said. “I personally don’t think there’s anything in it for me because Vince was a friend and there’s no reason for me to believe at this point that the current guy that’s running things has any more interest in me than Vince did. For those reasons, just from my selfish perspective, I think [it was] better for me when Vince was there.
When they’re in town, I don’t even know who to visit,” Van Dam continued. “If they were in Vegas, if I stopped by normally it would have been to see Vince, maybe Booker [T], maybe Paul [Heyman] if they were there, maybe even Johnny Laurinaitis, not so much that I would go there just to say hi to him because he’s political like everyone else.
Triple H is clearly the head of WWE Creative, and the changes reflect that already. We will have to wait and see how WWE will keep on introducing changes in the coming months.