The lawsuit filed by Janel Grant against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE continues to garner attention beyond the confines of the professional wrestling community. Recent developments shed further light on the intricacies of this legal battle.

According to Sean Ross Sapp’s report on Fightful Select, there is significant chatter surrounding the lawsuit, particularly within WWE circles. One notable aspect that remains shrouded in mystery is the identity of the other executives mentioned by Grant in her legal proceedings.

Speculation abounds regarding these unnamed executives, with their identities remaining elusive to many within the company. However, credible sources within WWE have suggested that one of these individuals may have parted ways with the company some time ago.

John Laurinaitis, represented by his attorney, has begun to make his stance known, a move anticipated by industry insiders. Long regarded as McMahon’s “fall guy” by some veteran WWE employees, Laurinaitis was believed to have certain financial safeguards in place since the summer of 2022. However, the potential escalation to formal charges marks a significant shift in the situation, according to many within WWE.


One source commented, “I’m sure he thinks he’s doing himself favors by saying management knew and proper WWE protocols were followed, but too many things happened there under his watch.”

Recent media attention surrounding the late Massaro was reignited following a Vice article. According to reports, Fightful had arranged an interview with Massaro in March 2019 for Starrcast II in Las Vegas that May. She had intended to discuss her plans to return to in-ring training and consider further addressing her allegations of rape during a WWE Tribute to the Troops tour. Tragically, Massaro passed away just two weeks before Starrcast.

WWE talent have reportedly not been instructed to avoid discussing the lawsuit in public appearances or interviews, with several being questioned about it. While other wrestling promotions are not actively involved in the investigations, talent from various US-based companies have been given the freedom to address the issue or participate in investigations at their discretion.

A former talent, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed they are contemplating whether to share their experiences through the media or pursue legal action.

Ringside News will provide further updates on this evolving story as they become available. With numerous layers to unravel, it’s likely that more developments will emerge before this matter reaches its conclusion.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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