Vince McMahon at WWE ‘Monday Night Raw’ with John Cena back
Vince McMahon’s burgeoning return to the fabric of WWE appears to have taken its next step.
According to multiple reports, the company’s executive chairman is backstage for Monday night’s “Monday Night Raw” at TD Garden.
This will mark McMahon’s first known appearance at a WWE television taping since his brief retirement last July amid a sexual harassment scandal.
WWE did not immediately return a request for comment.
His son-in-law, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, has been WWE’s creative head ever since.
McMahon, 77, being in Boston makes some sense because John Cena, with whom the WWE boss is close, will appear on the show.
Cena attended McMahon’s birthday celebration in August.
McMahon, WWE’s controlling voting stockholder, officially returned in January when he returned to the board of directors in an executive role to lead the potential sale of the company with its lucrative media rights deal set to expire in 2024. forced to
He is reportedly trying to sell for $9 billion.
McMahon retired for more than five months after a Washington Post story emerged that WWE’s board was investigating hush money payments he made to several women who accused him of sexual misconduct between 2006-22.
WWE said in an SEC filing that its investigation revealed $14.5 million in “unrecorded expenses.”
A woman, a former wrestler, alleged in 2018 that, years earlier, McMahon had forced her to perform oral sex.
McMahon’s return in January brought more changes at the top of WWE’s hierarchy as his daughter Stephen McMahon left the company and relinquished his role as co-CEO.
Nick Khan is currently the sole CEO of WWE and Levesque has been head of creative and talent relations and his work has been widely praised.
There are rumors that McMahon floated the idea for a Brock Lesnar vs. Omos match at this year’s WrestleMania.
Khan said During a January appearance on the “Bill Simmons Podcast.” that he didn’t foresee McMahon returning to WWE TV anytime soon, but that could change “in a few months.”