WWE board investigating multi million dollar settlement, Miz & Mrs. viewership, and long time ref retires

Jun 15, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

The Wall Street Journal reports that WWE’s board is investigating a secret $3 million settlement that longtime CEO Vince McMahon reached with a former employee with whom he allegedly had an affair.

– Viewership for Miz & Mrs. …

– After nearly twenty three years, legendary referee Brian Hebner is officially retiring from being a full-time referee.

The IMPACT Wrestling legend made the announcement on the latest episode of his podcast, Refin’ It Up with Brian Hebner, after teasing a big announcement for weeks.

“I am announcing that I am going to retire from professional wrestling as a full time referee. I will no longer be under contract for anybody, I will be working for myself. This is a move that I’m making because of the fact that, there’s a lot of different reasons. I’m not bitter towards the business at all, this has nothing to do with anybody making me mad or anybody making me angry. This is a move I’m making that’s personal. I’m healthy, I’m in great shape, I’m not beat up. I have a lot of life left still with my kids and my family, and my friends. I have other projects that I’m working on, with this podcast being one of them that I’m really trying to dig into. Some people may think it’s something that I shouldn’t take seriously, some people think it should be, but it doesn’t make a fuck what people think today. What it means to me is this, I’m doing what Brian Hebner wants to do on his own terms.”

3 Responses

  1. April Fangria says:

    At some companies today that kind of settlement could get an executive fired. But considering it’s WWE and Vince, I doubt anything will come out of it. Linda can’t be happy with this!

  2. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Linda has known about things like this for decades. And this isn’t the first time Vince has been involved in something like this.

  3. art123guy says:

    Well, he isn’t called the geriatric jackhammer for nothing.

    I think it’s a bigger issue now since it seems as though the McMahons are slowly giving up/losing power to Nick Kahn.

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