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.
Bryan Danielson won the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 31, but had to forfeit the title again due to his injury.
While he was adamant about wrestling again, the veteran was forced to call time on his in-ring career on the February 8 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW in 2016. While speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Bryan Danielson revealed that Vince McMahon told him that the medical team wouldn’t clear him and that he wanted him to retire.
“It was weird because Vince McMahon called me on Saturday, I gave the speech on the Monday, and he called me on Saturday and said ‘We’re not going to clear you. I’d like you to announce your retirement on Monday.’ People at that point, it is getting close to WrestleMania, people are wanting me to come back(..) What better place to do it than Seattle, you know, that sort of thing. I’m like I gotta think about it,” Danielson said.”I talked to Brie [and said] They’re not going to let me wrestle, I may as well do it in front of my friends and my family in the building where my dad last saw me wrestle, which is very emotional for me. So yeah, it was a very hard day.”