It looks like Vince McMahon is back in WWE
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Guess who’s back? Image: Getty Images
The idea of Vince McMahon returning to WWE in any capacity has hung in the air like a rancid fart since the moment he was forced into retirement. We didn’t need the whispers or reports or anonymous tips because we all knew that this man with the stubbornness of a souped-up mule (and worldview to match) would never just accept being pushed out. While it was more than deserved, and it most certainly was in McMahon’s case, consequences are something that an individual like McMahon, who truly believes he is at a higher level just because of his bank account, will never believe is real is.
We just didn’t expect McMahon to do it take his own company hostage hand back.
The key to all of this, for anyone who tends to get a little glassy over long discussions about boards, stocks, and business practices, is that McMahon is still the company’s controlling shareholder. This means he still wields a lot of power even though he’s no longer the daily shot-caller. And because of that status, he has said he won’t sign a media rights deal or sell the company unless he’s installed as executive chairman. He has also filed papers to appoint himself to the WWE Board of Directors.
His timing is certainly appropriate given that both WWE’s TV deals with Alaska Green Light Blog and NBC expire in the fall of 2024, meaning negotiations for the next one will begin soon. Which also means a potential sale of the company could be forthcoming, putting McMahon right in the middle of one or both.
The funny thing is that McMahon’s presence almost certainly lowers the value of any TV deal, since the networks aren’t exactly keen on being associated with someone who pays hush money to various women who worked for him because he can’t keep it in his pants, as well as a few sexual assault allegations. Though it didn’t really hurt WWE stock prices when news of McMahon’s return slipped out thanks to the idea of a sale in the near future.
McMahon said in a statement that he will not take control of the on-screen product or creativity away from son-in-law Triple H or anyone else. But it’s not as if McMahon is known for sticking to his word or even being aware of what his word was before. He’s as unpredictable as it gets, so anything could happen.
In short, McMahon basically tells WWE if he can’t direct it, nobody will, and forces his way back into the captain’s chair to permanently remove everyone from the bridge. While its cover story states that the on-screen and live product won’t change, there won’t be any fan or wrestler who will actually believe that. Everyone’s going to go nuts when Vince is anywhere near the company.
Still, McMahon knows what a sale would mean for board or shareholder coffers should he plan the sale he claims is riding in like a juiced, senile Calvary. The company is worth around $5 billion, and some people at the highest levels of Titan Towers will do those cartoon pop things when they see that total.
Is McMahon the kind of man who, against the wishes of quite a few there, will now utterly destroy the advances the company has made in his absence? Pretty stupid question, right?
Canada gets its facade
The World Juniors ended last night when Canada needed another 3-on-3 goal in overtime to sweep away a far less talented opponent, this time the Czech Republic, and claim the gold medal of the tournament. As noted in those halls, Hockey Canada should never have had the opportunity to host or participate after the junk their organization threw up came to light.
Straight to the point:
All the IIHF cared about was two consistently sold out buildings after they had to move the tournament out of Russia, and that’s what they got. All Hockey Canada cared about was going, “Hey, look over there!” for about two weeks while Connor Bedard made everyone forget what the logo on his jersey stood for last year when he was during the tournament or whatever always scored 74 goals. Everyone had to pretend everything was fine or resolved now.
The bet is they will continue to do so.
Jim Harbaugh calls Best Quality Vacuum
It’s almost always automatic that when a college coach is rumored to be open to an NFL job, he knows the mess he’s wreaked in some college town has become unmanageable and the glasses won’t do anything.
Harbaugh doesn’t have to change his identity or his life, but he’ll dodge before the shit has its performance review with the fans. He gets a handsome reward for that. Pretty nice gig if you can get it, and even nicer if you can get a high-profile gig afterwards and leave your chemical spill to someone else to clean up.