Ric Flair, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, has responded repeatedly to a “Wall Street Journal” document that Vince McMahon desires to return to the firm he ran for years. In last week’s episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Flair stated that McMahon has the right to do whatever he wants and humiliated those who disagreed. I don’t know the answer, Flair admitted.
I wish he’d return in some capacity. Hunter Paul Levesque and Stephanie McMahon are obviously doing a fantastic job, and believe me, it’s a big job. You know what I mean. At the very least, they’re splitting the time. I see people on a regular basis, and everyone seems to enjoy working for Hunter. The problem is, as in any business, you will never like everyone you work for. So, I’m sure some people prefer working for Hunter, while others prefer working for Vince. I’m afraid I can’t give you an honest answer.
“All I want is for him to be happy.” Vince McMahon announced his departure from WWE following a WSJ report on hush money payments to cover up allegations of sexual abuse, misconduct, and sexual harassment. He also relinquished his leadership of the creative team. As a consequence, Stephanie McMahon has become the chairwoman and co-CEO of the company, a position she holds with Nick Khan. Levesque oversees WWE’s creative direction as Chief Content Officer.
Big SummerSlam Events
WWE has held a few massive SummerSlam events in the past, including the 1992 SummerSlam in England’s Wembley Stadium and last year’s SummerSlam in Las Vegas, Nevada’s newly built Allegiant Stadium. However, despite their importance, those example proves to pale in contrast to the achievement of this year’s event in Nashville, Tennessee.
WWE revealed this morning in a press release sent by new WWE co-CEO Stephanie McMahon that this past weekend’s SummerSlam has been the most watched SummerSlam in the 35 years the promotion has run the summer extravaganza. Though no figures were provided for the number of people who watched the PLE on Peacock, the event was attended by 48,449 people in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.