A New Report Highlights The Current WWE Backstage Environment

A New Report Highlights The Current WWE Backstage Environment

It has been 6 days since the news came that Vince McMahon is now being investigated by the WWE Board of Directors in connection with a $3 million dollar settlement he made to a former WWE employee with whom he allegedly had an affair. Many fans and wrestlers have expressed their opinions, but what has the internal response been like? As according to Mike Johnson, there is a lot of silence among employees because everyone is waiting to see how bad the situation can get and if it will harm the company as a whole.

According to Johnson’s report, employees are currently keeping their heads down in an attempt to avoid becoming entangled in the mess, with many jabbing their tongues right now because they do not really know which executives will eventually wind up with potentially more authority once the dust settles.

While the investigation is still ongoing, McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, is serving as Chairwoman and CEO in the interim, after McMahon dceided to step down on Friday. According to Johnson’s report, there is indeed a lot of support for the Chief Brand Officer, as she lately took leave from business.


Stephanie is also said to be holding strong despite her mother, Linda McMahon, being publicly disrespected by the entire saga, particularly the discovery of numerous non-disclosure agreements outside of the main alleged affair under investigation. Despite the turmoil behind the scenes, Vince McMahon has still not shied away from the limelight, appearing on both SmackDown and Raw in recent days, making brief appearances unrelated to the active investigation.

There’s been a lot of wobbling behind the scenes, which some have interpreted as an act of rejection towards anyone questioning McMahon and his doings, with some starting to wonder if this is the start of the end for him being engaged with the sports entertainment giant. Furthermore, Johnson asserted that there have been internal discussions about how to implement new checks and balances within the business, but there is concern about how difficult it will be to enforce them.

Apart from McMahon, WWE’s former Head of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis, who was named in the scathing allegations first published by the Wall Street Journal, is on leave, with Bruce Prichard temporarily filling in. As if things weren’t bad enough for WWE, five different law firms are now looking into the company on behalf of investors.


Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.