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John Laurinaitis placed on admin leave, Prichard takes over

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John Laurinaitis has been placed on administrative leave according to PWInsider.com and Bruce Prichard has been named interim Head of Talent Relations. The news was given to WWE personnel yesterday at Raw and Laurinaitis was not present for the show. Laurinaitis features in the current WWE Board of Directors investigation of...

Vince McMahon opens Friday Night Smackdown with quick appearance

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Vince McMahon opened Friday Night Smackdown and came out to the ring to his usual theme song and a large ovation from the Minneapolis crowd. Under investigation and losing his Chairman and CEO titles, McMahon smiled and said it’s always a privilege for him to be standing in a WWE...

Major news outlets cover the WWE hush money investigation

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The Vince McMahon hush money story and the subsequent stepping down from role as Chairman and CEO has taken major news websites by storm. Mainstream news outlets such as CNN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, New York Times, The Athletic, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, Politico, FOX News, Bloomberg, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and...

Pat McAfee describes McMahon situation as “incredibly problematic”

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Smackdown commentator Pat McAfee addressed the Vince McMahon story on his Pat McAfee Show yesterday and described the situation as "incredibly problematic." Admitting he knows less than everybody else, McAfee said that he flies in, says hello, does the work, and flies out that same night. “This is just me, I...

Vince McMahon to appear live on Smackdown tonight

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Rather than staying behind the scenes, Vince McMahon is doing the most Vince McMahon thing ever and tonight will face the fans live on Smackdown. The announcement was made in a very short press release issued today, and Vince was referred to as Mr McMahon, his WWE character. McMahon voluntarily stepped...

Stephanie McMahon assumes power at WWE as Chairwoman and CEO

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Stephanie McMahon's leave of absence was cut short just weeks after she announced her temporary departure from the company and is now back into the thick of things as the most powerful person - interim Chairwomen and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. Stephanie, who until she left had the role...

Vince McMahon steps down from Chairman and CEO until investigation is complete

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Stamford, Conn. – WWE and the Board of Directors today announced that a Special Committee of the Board is conducting an investigation into alleged misconduct by its Chairman and CEO Vincent McMahon and John Laurinaitis, head of talent relations, and that, effective immediately, McMahon has voluntarily stepped back from...

New York law firm running the Vince McMahon investigation

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The investigation into Vince McMahon's $3 million payment to a former employee to silence her for a secret affair is being conducted by New York-based law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is an international law firm headquartered in New York City specializing in litigation...

Vince McMahon investigated for $3 million “hush money” over affair with former employee

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In what could be some blockbuster bad publicity for WWE, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that the WWE Board of Directors are investigating Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon over a $3 million settlement payment allegedly to silence a former employee who he had an affair with. These investigations...