From Hulk Hogan to Mr. T to the Rock, Vince McMahon - the powerhouse founder of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – has spent forty years turning pro wrestling superstars into household names. In the process, McMahon has almost single-handedly transformed pro wrestling into a billion-dollar-a-year industry.
Through ruthlessness, genius and daring, McMahon spent decades pinning the competition to the mat and flooring the business world - until July 2022. As first reported in the Wall Street Journal, over a 16-year period McMahon paid 12-million dollars in hush money to four women to keep them quiet about sexual harassment claims against him. Days after the report, McMahon abruptly went into early retirement.
If one person could have the nine lives of a cat, Vince McMahon appears to have blown through them all. Or has he?