The allegations and Vince McMahon’s subsequent resignation from WWE and TKO Group Holdings have undoubtedly had significant impact on the wrestling world and the perception of the McMahon name. Eric Bischoff, a WWE Hall of Famer and a key figure in the wrestling industry, shared his thoughts on the situation during his 83 Weeks podcast.
Bischoff acknowledged the weight of the allegations against Vince McMahon and the potential lasting impact on his legacy, comparing it to the situation with Chris Benoit. He emphasized that even though he had his battles and disagreements with McMahon, he still respected him for his accomplishments in the industry.
“The name McMahon I think, he’s gonna be right there with Chris Benoit in the minds of a lot of people as a name not to be mentioned the way things look at this point. I fought with Vince, I battled with him, I did everything I could to undermine him. But at the end of it all, I respected the guy that beat my ass because that’s what fighters do. If somebody’s good enough to beat me in something you’ve got to respect their abilities. And even for me this is difficult, I can’t even imagine what it’s like for [McMahon’s] kids and the grandkids. It’s just disgusting.”
The podcast host also mentioned the drastic measures taken by WWE and TKO Group Holdings to distance themselves from Vince McMahon following the allegations, including removing his presence from their corporate websites.
“You talk about the name, you go into Vince’s office and he’s got pictures of his father and his grandfather and newspaper articles of things his father accomplished and his grandfather accomplished. Gone, dark closet, stick it in a box and hide it. Nobody wants to be reminded anymore. It wasn’t just a name, they wiped Vince McMahon off the WWE and TKO corporate websites. He didn’t exist starting today and that’s not gonna change.”
The situation surrounding Vince McMahon is undoubtedly a significant and sensitive issue within the wrestling community, and it remains to be seen how it will ultimately impact the wrestling world and the McMahon family’s legacy.
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