WWE's Vince McMahon publicizes full retirement amid misconduct investigations

After spending the final 4 a long time as each essentially the most constant public face of WWE wrestling, and one among its main behind-the-scenes architects, 

Vince McMahon has introduced that he’s absolutely retiring from the corporate this week. Per Selection, information of the retirement comes not lengthy after McMahon vacated his place as chairman of the corporate,

amid investigations into wide-ranging allegations that he paid hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to ladies with a purpose to disguise alleged sexual misconduct.

He’d beforehand stayed on in a artistic position at WWE, however is now departing in full.

The allegations towards McMahon (and likewise into John Laurinaitis, former wrestler and head of expertise relations) are presently being investigated by the WWE board. 

They apparently quantity to one thing on the order of $12 million handed out to ladies over a few years, tied to NDAs which can be reportedly related to sexual relationships with workers, sexual harassment,

and different sexual misconduct. These allegations look like separate from one levied towards McMahon in 1996 by former WWE referee Rita Chatterton, who stated that McMahon sexually assaulted her in 1986.

None of which, after all, confirmed up in McMahon’s retirement assertion, 

which put its full give attention to his advancing age as the explanation for his departure. 

“As I strategy 77 years previous, I really feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE,” McMahon stated within the assertion, Earlier than expressing his confidence in new co-CEOs Stephanie McMahon (his daughter) and WWE president Nick Khan.