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.
Speaking about her storyline with Rusev and Dolph Ziggler and Summer RAe with Renee Paquette on The Sessions, CJ Perry recalled Vince McMahon being adamant that she either agree to a relationship storyline or go back down to NXT.
“I’ll never forget Vince called us into the office. This was after we had split up because he was adamant,” she recalled. “He was like, ‘You cannot be with Rusev anymore.’ Once the ‘We want Lana’ chants started , He was like, ‘That’s it. You have two choices. We can either do a relationship story, or you’re gonna have to go back down to NXT to learn how to wrestle.’ I was like, ‘I’ll do a relationship story, that’s cool.’ So then that started, and then, you know, month and a half in, he brings Summer in. We had no idea and Miro’s like, ‘Why? What’s happening? [Vince is] like, ‘Well, we’re gonna have a match.’ Miro didn’t want me to wrestle, he’s very, very old school. He gets worried, he doesn’t want me to get hurt. On top of it, he’s like, ‘You’re so good at what you do. Why are you gonna go try to —’ you know, Paige just got up. Becky, Sasha, all those girls were about to come up. I’m not going to catch up with those people. It’s going to at least take 10 years, it takes a long time.”