It appears that the former WWE chairman is eyeing a major comeback – even at almost 80 years of age. Will he wrestle in another WrestleMania knock-down-drag-out with the likes of an apparently immortal Hulk Hogan. Will he place himself into an angle in which he defeats Drew McIntyre for the WWE title, or will he join the modern day Headshrinkers, Roman Reigns and company.
As per Ringside News, Vince McMahon has a plan to make a major WWE return, and he is executing it right in front of our very eyes. The company’s stock is on the rise as McMahon’s plan to return and sell the sports entertainment giant is seemingly underway.
According to a report from Fightful’s paywall, WWE talent are “floored” by Vince McMahon’s plan to come back. He plans to leverage the company’s upcoming television rights deals into putting him back in control. If he can pull this off, it will drastically derail what Triple H is building, something everyone is or perhaps WAS very happy with.
Fightful has heard from dozens within WWE. Nobody in any department — talent, production, creative, or general staff was given any information as the news broke.
“Not one bit, but considering some people from his regime were kept this long, they must have known it would happen. We’ll see if they talk to us tomorrow,” one WWE talent told Fightful, referring to the upcoming January 6th Smackdown taping.
Last month, WSJ reported Vince McMahon told people close to him he was hoping to return, but didn’t state in what capacity. WWE sources came out of the woodwork to let Fightful know — albeit anonymously — that McMahon was not wanted back in a general sense.
If Vince sells to the likes of Ari and WME (William Morris Endeavor) a Beverly Hills based talent agency it could be lights out for WWE and every performer on their roster. Hopefully the sale does not go through.One talent said to FightfulSelect.com he’s concerned about firings, “I can’t count how many interviews I’ve read or people I talked to outside the company that said ‘Vince liked me, but I got fired.’ He didn’t like you, he didn’t like any of them. He fired or they wouldn’t have been fired during a pandemic,” one concerned higher up said.