Vince McMahon is a controversial figure in the history of professional wrestling, and recent trafficking allegations against him have stirred significant debate. A former WWE star has stated that these allegations are detrimental to WWE’s success.

On January 25th, former WWE employee Janel Grant filed lawsuit against WWE, John Laurinaitis, and Vince McMahon. The suit accuses McMahon of sexual assault, emotional abuse, and sex trafficking, citing incidents between their initial meeting in March 2019 and March 2022.

While speaking in an interview with WrestlingInc.com, former WWE star AJ Francis expressed his surprise at the sex trafficking allegations against Vince McMahon. He mentioned that while he was surprised by the blatant nature of the allegations, he believes it’s time for Vince McMahon to enjoy his life in his 70s.

“Did it surprise me? It surprised me how blatant everything was, but obviously, the allegations are very surprising. But, at the end of the day, Vince is at a point in his life where it’s better for him to have a chance to get his … he’s at a point in his life where he’s in his 70s, you know what I’m saying? It is time for him to enjoy his life, the rest of his life, and coming back into wrestling caused all of this, these problems. And at the end of the day, if everything that I read is true, that’s wild, right? Very wild. And I know that other people have said the same thing, like Seth Rollins, but, to me, was I surprised? Absolutely.”

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“See, people think that I had this crazy relationship with Vince, and I’ve only ever talked to the man three times ever, literally, three times ever. Two times was because I was filming Most Wanted Treasures and he was there while I was filming it, and one time because I stood up for B-Fab when he fired her, which clearly I was right. I don’t really have a relationship with him. People want me to say that I hate his guts or say all these different things, but I don’t have a relationship with him. Yeah, he paid me, but I don’t really have a relationship with him.”

Francis highlighted that he had limited interactions with McMahon and emphasized the importance of justice for the victims involved in the situation. He also commented on how such stories detract from WWE’s success and speculated that there might be more unfolding in the story.

“And this point, it’s like WWE is at a point right now where they’re so hot and they’re so on fire. Stories like that just detract away from what they’re actually doing, and I think it’s a detriment to the success of the company that they’re doing now, which is why I’m sure is the reason why he decided to step down. But, at the end of the day, you got guys like Laurinaitis who’s going out of his way to be like, “Yo, just so y’all know, this s*** wasn’t me.”

”That’s not a good look either. You know what I’m saying? There’s going to be a lot more that unfolds from that story. And I hope that whatever happens, I hope that, if it is proven to be true, that there is justice for the victims, because the victims are the people that we’re not talking enough about. The victims are the people that were put in a situation that they didn’t deserve, and I’m sure there’ll be more that comes out.”

Female WWE performers are now being questioned by various news reporters in the aftermath of Vince McMahon’s scandal. However, Sgt. Slaughter’s opinion on McMahon hasn’t changed despite the allegations. Nevertheless, only time will tell what will become of McMahon in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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