Vince McMahon retired from WWE last month, stepping back in his active roles as Head of Creative, CEO and Chairman.
However, with his son-in-law Triple H and daughter Stephanie McMahon now two of the three most powerful people in WWE, many fans questioned whether Vince was truly gone.
In fact, some fans went as far as to speculate that Vince would still be running WWE behind the scenes, with HHH, Stephanie and Nick Khan’s appointment nothing more than PR move.
However, the first week or so of WWE programming has suggested this really isn’t the case, with many changes taking place that simply wouldn’t have happened under Vince’s watch.
Fightful Select has now checked with its sources and asked about Vince’s involvement in the current landscape of WWE.
The report notes that Vince is not running WWE in the shadows, meaning that his retirement from the company really was legitimate.
If Vince McMahon was still involved to any degree, neither Summerslam or WWE Raw would have resembled what they looked like. Dakota would not have been brought back, Raw would have been several Summerslam rematches.
More than that, not only is Vince said to not be running things in WWE, but Fightful explains that the ex-WWE Chairman has limited access to gaining information about what’s happening in the company now.
PWInsider has also weighed in on the conspiracy theories, corroborating a lot of the information in Fightful’s aforementioned report.
Their report explains that beyond owning the majority of WWE’s stock, McMahon has no more involvement with the company.
Vince McMahon is not involved with the company in any official capacity beyond his ownership of the majority of the company’s stock. He has not been involved in any meetings or any company communication.
The report also goes on to say that McMahon continuing to run WWE following his retirement, given that the company is publically traded, would also be illegal.
It would be illegal for a publicly traded company to do such a thing and if that was outed, all hell would break loose on a criminal level