WWE and UFC’s deal was finalized just last year, as the companies were featured in front of The New York Stock Exchange. While a lot of change has happened since then, it appears TKO had been aware of McMahon’s misdeeds since the merger last year.
Vince McMahon is currently facing allegations of sexual trafficking and misconduct brought forth by former WWE employee Janel Grant. In her lawsuit, Grant asserts that McMahon distributed explicit content of her without consent, involving other WWE personnel, undisclosed executives, and wrestling stars.
After the sexual trafficking lawsuit, Vince McMahon formally stepped down from WWE and TKO Holdings. McMahon pledged to contest the allegations, asserting that they were entirely without merit.
According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, it is suggested that TKO became fully aware of the situation after the merger and someone believes they would have managed the rollout differently if they had known such an issue was imminent. However, they were already aware as of last week when Vince McMahon was present at the NYSE regarding the Netflix deal.
”It is believed that TKO became very aware of the mess on their hands after the merger, and one source believes they would have handled the rollout much differently had they been aware something like this was imminent. However, they were very aware as of last week when Vince McMahon was present at the NYSE regarding the Netflix deal.”
Triple H was also reportedly aware of Vince McMahon’s scandal. A Federal inquiry has been launched into Vince McMahon’s involvement in the sexual trafficking lawsuit as well. It remains to be seen whether more lawsuits will turn up soon.
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