Vince McMahon recently retired at 77. He has received major allegations recently. The latest Wall Street Journal story on Vince alleged that he paid at least 4 women over 16 years to cover up sexual misconduct. After the report about additional non-disclosure agreements that were signed to keep women quiet, many are wondering if more people will come out with accusations. Vince reportedly reacted to the allegations. In quite an interesting development from the Sports Business Journal, McMahon reached a settlement with former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck. Now, former WWE star Paul London made some controversial revelations that involved late former WWE star Ashley Massaro.
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Ashley Massaro’s tragic passing away in 2019 had shocked the pro wrestling world. It took place days before her 40th birthday. Massaro had worked for WWE from 2005 to 2008, and during that time, was involved with fellow wrestler Paul London, who she managed along with his tag team partner, Brian Kendrick.
In a recent appearance on “Cafe de Rene with Rene Dupree,” London talked about Massaro’s untimely death. The conversation then took a turn when London revealed some troubling interactions between Massaro and then-WWE CEO and chairman Vince McMahon:
“I do remember, specifically, many times when she would be crying to me because Vince was propositioning her to fly on the jet with them,” London said. “Kevin Dunn, Bucktooth Bucky, would be telling her that she has to fly on the jet with them … Every now and then, they’d always put the Divas up at like the TV hotel or whatever, he’d be knocking on her door and trying to get her to answer.”
While Massaro never made allegations against McMahon while she was alive, she was involved in a 2016 concussion lawsuit against WWE, where she would claim in an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that she was raped by a member of the US military while on tour for the company in 2006, and that upon being informed of the situation, McMahon advised her that “it was not in the best interest of the WWE for [Massaro] to make the information about [her] attack public.”
The lawsuit was later dismissed and the Supreme Court declined to take it up for appeal, while WWE denied that company management had any knowledge of Massaro’s assault or instructed her to keep it quiet. After the affidavit was released publicly following Massaro’s death, WWE would also claim that Massaro apologized to the company in writing for her involvement, though this apology has not been made public.
Speaking about Vince, it does not appear any more women signed NDAs. There could be others who didn’t want to burn bridges with WWE who decided against seeking a settlement. It remains to be seen if any will speak out. It turns out Vince is no selling the matter. While many might think this has affected sponsors, that is not the case. It has also come to light that Vince might not be under too much of pressure. The latest Wall Street Journal story on Vince doesn’t appear to have much of an effect on WWE business and McMahon seems to be not bothered by anything. It also seems that Vince does not have pressure on him.