Vince McMahon reinstated himself and his close aides to WWE Board of Directors in a huge power play. The billionaire’s return to Stamford led to the departure of Stephanie McMahon as well. McMahon is said to be actively pursuing the sale of WWE for which he’s in talks with potential buyers including Saudi Arabia.
Vince McMahon’s return has created a feeling of uncertainty in the WWE locker room. Fans believe WWE will see a massive wave of resignations if Vince McMahon regains control of the creative department which, as of this writing, is still very much under the control of Triple H.
The belief that Vince McMahon is looking to regain control of the creative is also shared by a former WWE star. Matt Hardy, who spent plenty of time under the Vince McMahon regime, strongly believes Vince is looking for the right opportunity to get his hands on the creative.
Matt Hardy is also of the opinion AEW will benefit the most from all the chaos in WWE. The one-half of the Hardy Brothers shared his take on Vince McMahon’s return during the latest episode of The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast.
“First and foremost, I just wanna say, since we recorded our last pod, it was after we had recorded [that] we heard all this Vince McMahon insanity, and now Vince McMahon is back, and he is the head, he is sitting as the head of the table of WWE currently, and we also have Stephanie gone. So there’s obviously been a big shakeup. There’s a lot of sales, rumors, and innuendo going around. If you ask me, more than anything, who benefits from all this? I would say AEW. So I’m very happy to be at AEW currently right now. AEW has been producing great content, I think, and one thing I love about it, at WWE, they’re posting games with thrones. It’s like in and out, who can retain the power, and who can backstab, or who can get someone else out, or how can I get back in, whatever it may be. Here, fortunately, it is just TK [Tony Khan] sitting in the iron throne.
“Because in chaos, there is opportunity. WWE, for many, many years, has been the leader in pro wrestling and sports entertainment. But I mean now, it’s really in a chaotic state. I mean it was very controversial whenever Vince ended up leaving, some of the accusations and whatnot. I don’t know, considering how much pro wrestling has started to begin mirroring society, which is a good thing that it has, it’s no longer the Wild West, it is starting to try and mirror society and run parallel to how society is, be a little bit more moral. But the Vince thing could end up being very controversial because there’s a lot of skeletons in those closets. It’s just gonna be really interesting to see where WWE lies in six months from now. But as I said earlier, in chaos, there is opportunity. I just think all this chaos going on I think is gonna be beneficial to Tony Khan and AEW more than anybody. I think AEW has bought and earned a lot of goodwill with wrestling, and I think now with this WWE stuff going on, AEW benefits from that because they’re like, ‘Well, AEW benefits from that because they’re like, ‘Well, I know we have AEW, and they’re very good to us.’ They’re good to their fans, and they seek to be run by a good human being. I will emphasize that Tony Khan is an amazing and phenomenal human being.”
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