Vince McMahon was in the news earlier this year after it was discovered that he secretly paid $3 million as hush money deal to a departing WWE employee. McMahon was under investigation following this, and he had no choice but to retire. In fact, he expected many employees to overwork themselves.

It was eventually revealed that McMahon paid $12 million in hush money to quite few women over the last twenty years. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back for McMahon, as his career in WWE was basically over at this point. In fact, an additional $5 million dollars of unrecorded expenses were linked to Vince McMahon.

While speaking on Unskripted, former WWE referee Jack Doan revealed that Vince McMahon expected his employees to work through holidays and birthdays.

“[Vince was] very demanding, very intense, very intimidating. He’d expect you to miss birthdays and holidays, but he took care of you financially. You know, family emergencies, he got you home. He cared about you and your family, but he was very, ‘This is your job. This is what I expect out of you; your payoff is I’m going to make you financially secure while you’re here.’ … Not everybody is a Vince McMahon, you know? Not everybody can put that much energy into what you love and what you did.”


“I’ll tell you a quick story. My old production manager … he got called on Christmas Day from Vince. This was probably 20 years ago, and [McMahon] said, ‘Steve, I’ve got this idea!’ … He said, ‘Vince, it’s Christmas. Nobody is working.’ And he goes, ‘I’m working!'”

Vince McMahon also agreed to pay the cost of the investigation. Triple H is in charge of WWE now, and fans couldn’t be happier. We’ll have to see what other changes The Game will make in the long run.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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