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.
While speaking with SPORTbible, Triple H revealed that the USA Network was unhappy with the explicit nature of DX segments on WWE Raw. It was so bad that Vince McMahon threatened to fire him every week.
“We said ‘let us take the letter and use it on TV.’ (Vince McMahon) was like ‘in what way? I said ‘we will make that into a comedy routine.’
“He was like ‘alright, make sure its funny,’ but he’s got a pretty warped sense of what’s funny so it’s alright. We did like a presidential podium and the three of us got up there, as if Shawn (Michaels) was President and we were standing behind him.
“We went through the list of words and they beeped the words we weren’t allowed to say. We said, ‘this is direct from USA, we in D-Generation X apologise for our attitudes, we will no longer say the words…’ and we went through the list.
“The next day we got a letter from USA that said ‘Congratulations on the ratings last night, what DX did with our letter was hilarious. Congratulations on the success, here’s to many more years.’”