Vince McMahon had shockingly announced his retirement from his roles as Chairman and CEO of WWE. It was later clarified that he was also done with his work on creative. Some reports had also emerged regarding his backstage performance. It was revealed that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will serve as Co-CEOs of WWE, while Triple H is EVP of Talent Relations and Head of Creative. Vince got involved in a controversy. The 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. 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. Now, it seems he might be a part of WrestleMania 39.
VInce McMahon could get a grand sent-off at WrestleMania 39
Despite him leaving under controversial circumstances, an insider from WWE has told the US Sun that the company is reportedly considering inducting him into the Hall of Fame next year, which would then lead to him appearing at WrestleMania the following night.
“Vince may not be completely done with the WWE. There are discussions about how to pay tribute to his achievements of turning the small town wrestling biz into a global business venture. Now at this moment in time, the suggestion of any kind of ‘celebration’ seems impossible and would spark potential backlash. Obviously, Vince will not wrestle again, but having an invitation to Wrestlemania could be a possibility. One discussion is whether it is too soon for him to be honored at the WWE Hall Of Fame event, the night before Wrestlemania. Automatically that honor would mean he would walk on stage in front of LA fans next April.”
WrestleMania 39 is set to take place at SoFi Stadium, California on April 1 and April 2, 2023.