Vince McMahon is the CEO of WWE and has the final say in everything that goes on in the company, whether it be related to production, storylines or matches in general. Vince McMahon was also replaced at Friday Night Smackdown recently.
Former WWE Superstar and Impact Wrestling owner Jeff Jarrett recently spoke to INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, where the former Intercontinental Champion explained there was never any need to “bury the hatchet” with Vince McMahon as the two never had any bad blood in the first place, dispelling all rumors.
Vince didn’t have to pay me, the night of the Chyna match. He’s the promoter, he’s the boss. You know, “Jeff held Vince up!” Really?! With a thirty-eight or a forty-five? I mean, come on, that’s so preposterous! But he gave me the check, I went… I tried to give my effort, as much as is humanly in me, each evening. And I did it that night as well. And the storyline that had been built was marvelous. But, getting that opportunity, Vince, we hugged that night when I left. So, burying the hatchet, in my mind, I never thought that.” Said Jarrett.
Jarrett left WWE on the night of No Mercy 1999 and made his way to WCW Nitro the next day.