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Vince McMahon Reportedly Wanted Total Control of WWE Creative Upon His Return

Yasser Ayaz

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No matter what happens in the WWE ring, RightNow, everybody is more interested in the return of Vince McMahon. After announcing his arrival a few days ago, the 77-year-old is back on the WWE Board of Directors. Though this time, he’s back only to oversee the media rights deals and sell the company. In fact, Co-CEOs Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan have assured his return won’t affect WWE’s day-to-day activities. However, according to a recent report, Vince McMahon initially desired to regain the creative control of WWE.

Recently, Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer discussed the shocking return of Mr. McMahon to WWE. In his report, Meltzer revealed some inside news that will surprise every WWE fan. He shed light on the initial plans Vince had upon his comeback to the company.

Vince McMahon, a week before his WWE return, intended total creative control

Mr. McMahon, in his press statement, noted WWE is in capable hands and his return will not affect that in any manner. However, Dave Meltzer’s claim is the polar opposite of what the 77-year-old has expressed.

According to Meltzer, a week before Vince McMahon announced his arrival, he wanted the creative control of WWE. However, he then changed his mind and instead, is now focused on the media rights deal and selling the company. Xero News also has an opinion on what he might be intending by selling WWE.

Xero News feels if WWE goes private, the new owners can put him into any role. They suspect that to be the secret plan of Vince McMahon to take back the creative control of WWE.

Well, if all of these have some truth to them, the next few months will be very important for WWE. Though as of last SmackDown, Mr. McMahon has stayed away from the day-to-day activities of the company.

The 77-year-old had stepped away from the company following some controversial allegations

Last year in May, the Wall Street Journal made a shocking revelation about Vince McMahon. The former WWE CEO was accused of paying millions to cover his sexual misconduct with several female workers. Therefore, following that hush money scandal and the internal investigation, he first stepped down from his role as CEO. Then on 22 July, he announced that he is retiring from the company.

Nevertheless, in less than six months, he is back and creating chaos within the company. And considering his press statement, WWE might get sold in the upcoming few months. Though as of now, he intends to oversee WWE’s upcoming media rights deal.

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Yasser Ayaz

Yasser Ayaz


Yasser Ayaz is a WWE author at The Sports Rush. With more than 800 articles published, Yasser has been a part of The Sports Rush team for more than a year. Mixing passion with his profession, he aims to bring the world of wrestling to your screens in a unique yet simple manner. A lifelong fan of icons like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Jeff Hardy, Yasser has been following WWE since 2004. Other than wrestling, he also loves to play and watch cricket and sometimes enjoys binge-watching a Crime Thriller series.

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