Both WWE and TKO Holdings have been significantly impacted by the scandal involving Vince McMahon and the sexual misconduct claims made by Janel Grant. After years of sexual misconduct claims against Vince, the McMahon family—recognized for their role in creating WWE’s legacy—now finds itself in the spotlight.
With Ronda Rousey voicing her opinion, the WWE world is deeply divided about whether to support or criticize. Following Vince’s resignation from TKO Group Holdings in the wake of legal charges, Rousey claims that McMahon’s influence in WWE remains unchanged.
Ronda Rousey breaks silence over Vince McMahon resignation
An unexpected turn of events occurred this week for WWE, beginning with a stock market jump after Netflix announces an agreement to broadcast RAW, beginning in January 2025. Also, The Rock was appointed to the UFC and WWE merger’s board of directors, TKO. On the other hand, Vince McMahon resigned, which has caused controversy and the cancellation of agreements.
New accusations of sex trafficking and abuse have surfaced against Vince McMahon from former WWE employee Janel Grant. In his steadfast denial, McMahon has labeled the case as being full of fabrications. These claims prompted him to step down as Executive Chairman of TKO Group Holdings.
Former WWE and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey spoke out about the scandal and McMahon’s role in it. Despite McMahon’s departure, her suggestion that Bruce Prichard acts as Vince’s avatar indicates his power remains behind the scenes.
Rousey noted on Twitter, “Bruce Prichard is basically Vince’s avatar, if he’s still around Vince still has a hand in the business. Vince was still running things through Bruce when he was “gone” before.”
Active roster member reacts to Vince McMahon scandal
Janel Grant’s lawsuit against McMahon prompted him to quit his positions at TKO and WWE. The women implicated that she received “hush money” payments, even though McMahon denied the claims. Janel Grant, has sued, claiming that she was promised $3 million but only got paid $1 million.
Natalya addressed the claims at the Royal Rumble press conference, saying that the team should just keep going, particularly because there are so many women on the team. Despite the difficult circumstances, she stressed the need to move forward.
Natalya said, “I’ve seen and I’ve read what everybody else has seen and read. I feel like at the end of the day the best thing we can do, especially as women in the locker room, is keep moving forward.”
Even though Vince quit his job, don’t you think that, as the former UFC star said, he will be able to make artistic decisions for WWE from home? Share your opinion in the comment section.