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Even as New Allegations Arise, Vince McMahon Wants Back In

'Wall Street Journal' reports that he regrets resigning from WWE

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is out with a story about potentially big trouble for Vince McMahon, former head of World Wrestling Entertainment. Specifically, two women have filed new legal claims alleging that he sexually assaulted them years ago. However, the story also includes a surprising revelation given that context: It...

Amid Misconduct Probe, WWE's McMahon Is Retiring

With nary a mention of sexual harassment investigation, longtime CEO steps down at 77

(Newser) - World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon announced Friday he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business. In a brief statement, McMahon said he is retiring as the company's chairman and CEO. He noted...

Vince McMahon Out as Wrestling CEO
Wrestling CEO Is Out
Amid New Scandal

Wrestling CEO Is Out Amid New Scandal

Vince McMahon steps aside at least temporarily as investigation unfolds

(Newser) - Stephanie McMahon will take over her father Vince McMahon's role as CEO and chairman of the WWE while board members investigate hush money payments he allegedly made to former employees. "Effective immediately, McMahon has voluntarily stepped back from his responsibilities as CEO and Chairman of the Board until...

Vince McMahon Paid Millions in Hush Money to Staffers: Report

Investigation reveals NDAs alleging misconduct by CEO and John Laurinaitis

(Newser) - The WWE board of directors is investigating numerous secret nondisclosure agreements involving its chairman Vince McMahon, including a $3 million settlement paid to a former paralegal at the company to cover up an alleged affair. That's according to the Wall Street Journal , which spoke with sources who say the...

New League Launches, With a Few Twists

XFL debut draws 17,000 football fans

(Newser) - The debut of the new XFL had a punt blocked for a touchdown, a juiced-up crowd roaring for big plays and a player swearing during an in-game television interview. The actual football was hit and miss. College national championship-winning former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was the biggest star on...

Vince McMahon Poops on Blumenthal Campaign Sign very, very classy WWE skit

(Newser) - Sure, Linda McMahon is running for US Senate, but surely the WWE will stay tastefully above the political fray, right? Yeah, that’s possible. Alternatively, Vince McMahon could pretend to unwittingly poop on a campaign sign belonging to his wife’s opponent, Richard Blumenthal. As you’ve probably guessed (or...

Wrestling's Dark Side Dogs McMahon Run
 Wrestling's Dark Side 
 Dogs McMahon Run 
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Wrestling's Dark Side Dogs McMahon Run

Did McMahons cut too many corners in building WWE?

(Newser) - Linda McMahon, GOP Senate hopeful in Connecticut , vows to bring the "real world experience" of running the wrestling powerhouse WWE to the political arena. Though politics and stunt fighting may seem an amusingly apt fit, the New York Times reports that McMahon's spectacularly successful empire has a seriously dark...

WWE Offers Kanye $10M to Get Into Ring

West would have to do some 'light wrestling,' sources say

(Newser) - World Wrestling Entertainment has offered Kanye West nearly $10 million to step into the ring, sources tells The rapper, swamped by a wave of disastrous publicity following his award-show interruption of country star Taylor Swift, would be on the hook for some “light wrestling” in three events...

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