Vince McMahon was the CEO of WWE before he had to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct and allegedly having paid $12 million in hush money in a huge scandal. He eventually retired from WWE for good and was replaced by his daughter Stephanie McMahon as the CEO of WWE. His son-in-law Triple H is now the Executive Vice President of Talent and Relations as well. Vince McMahon also lied about quitting WWE recently.
WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley recently spoke with Wrestling Inc. Senior News Editor Nick Hausman during an interview ahead of this weekend’s WWE SummerSlam event., where he talked about Vince McMahon retiring.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Vince,” Lashley said. “Vince created something that is unheard of. I told him when I heard the news, it’s amazing how many people he’s taken care of. He put my kids through school, he put a roof over my head, and he did it for so many other people. There’s thousands of people that can say that.
“He’s a pioneer of the business, he created an empire. The reason why I’m standing here today is because of him, so of course, I have all the respect for Vince and I hope that things get worked out however they may. I hope that I can always be able to contact him and get some advice with things moving forward.
“At the same time, Triple H is here, Stephanie McMahon is here, these are two great minds of the business,” Lashley said. “As I was going through [the beginning of my career], I would always go over to Triple H and I would ask him different questions on matches, psychology, on just the business in general. He’s always had an answer for me, so I know our business is in great hands, and the roster that we have is unheard of.