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Ronda Rousey Claims Vince McMahon Nonetheless Holds Energy in WWE Following Resignation

January 27, 2024 @ 3:10 PM According to Ronda Rousey, Vince McMahon’s still got his fingers in the business of WWE, even following his resignation on Friday from parent company TKO Group Holdings after he was sued for allegedly sexual assaulting and trafficking a former WWE employee. “Bruce Prichard is basically Vince’s avatar,” Rousey wrote

Ronda Rousey Claims Vince McMahon Nonetheless Holds Energy in WWE Following Resignation

In keeping with Ronda Rousey, Vince McMahon’s nonetheless bought his fingers within the enterprise of WWE, even following his resignation on Friday from dad or mum firm TKO Group Holdings after he was sued for allegedly sexual assaulting and trafficking a former WWE worker.

“Bruce Prichard is principally Vince’s avatar,” Rousey wrote on X (previously Twitter). The previous UFC champion spent a number of years wrestling for WWE earlier than leaving the corporate and persevering with to wrestle on smaller unbiased exhibits. Prichard is the chief director of WWE’s artistic crew, overseeing the writing of its tv packages.

“If he’s nonetheless round Vince nonetheless has a hand within the enterprise,” Rousey continued. “Vince was nonetheless working issues via Bruce when he was ‘gone’ earlier than.”

McMahon was beforehand compelled out of his function as WWE chairman and CEO in 2022 after information broke that he had paid settlements of thousands and thousands of {dollars} to a number of girls, together with his daughter Stephanie stepping in as chairwoman co-CEO with government Nick Khan.

Nevertheless, McMahon was capable of return attributable to his majority possession within the firm and engineered a merger between WWE and UFC, creating TKO Group Holdings underneath the possession of Hollywood company Endeavor. The corporate was cofounded by McMahon and Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel.

It’s unclear if McMahon might return as soon as once more, although he doesn’t maintain the identical affect behind the scenes and on the corporate’s board as he as soon as did. He continues to carry round 11% of TKO Group’s inventory.

WWE is ready to carry one in all its greatest occasions of the yr, the Royal Rumble, on Saturday evening. McMahon’s resignation got here after sponsor Slim Jim paused its promoting, however the firm has since introduced that it has returned to sponsoring the Royal Rumble given McMahon’s departure.

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