Vince McMahon may be 69 years old but he isn't about to relinquish his control of the WWE anytime soon. WWE's Chairman has come in for some severe criticism during the last nine months and he has been reeling ever since.
McMahon has gone from one controversial decision to another this year, forcing the company he loves so dearly to cut budgets and fire wrestlers after some extremely unsuccessful decisions.
Saving the network
The move to establish a subscription-based video streaming service online has been a decision that has come in for severe criticism amongst WWE fans. The online service was supposed to take WWE to the next level, but poor subscription figures have meant that the WWE Network, as it's called, has been a failure for Vince McMahon and the company.
This has led McMahon to his latest decision, one which he hopes will save WWE from its blushes. According to reports, McMahon and other WWE bigwigs are looking into how they can save the WWE Network by focusing its potential into a cable TV package.
McMahon is currently in the process of analyzing how he can improve the WWE Network and it is understood that scrapping the online subscription service is a high possibility.
It is a bizarre twist because it would seem to undermine the whole idea of creating the WWE Network in the first place, but it wouldn't be the first time that WWE has decided to do something abnormal and outside of the box.
The New York Post revealed this week that WWE is looking into adopting a premium cable-TV network in the US. It is understood that WWE would look to put into place an HBO-like channel that would mean WWE fans could access the whole WWE library, like they can now in Canada following WWE's partnership with Rogers Communications. We'll have to wait and see whether this comes to fruition.
McMahon's decision to create the WWE Network is not the only poor decision that he's made this year.
One of the WWE's most popular wrestlers this century, CM Punk, left the company in January after a dispute with McMahon and the company.
McMahon followed that bad news by stating he had to cut the WWE's 2014 budget by $20 million, which led to many controversial firings, included Mexican wrestler Alberto Del Rio.
This latest decision is just the latest controversial move by Vince McMahon in what is turning out to be one of his toughest years as WWE's Chairman.