VINCE MCMAHON INVESTIGATION: McMahon ordered to resign by Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel and Mark Shapiro

Posted on 2/07/124 by Colin Vassallo

The Hollywood Reporter has a story on Vince McMahon’s exit
from TKO Group, revealing that it was Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel
and Mark Shapiro who personally called McMahon and asked him
to resign from the role of Executive Chairman after details
of the Janel Grant lawsuit came out.

THR says in its report that the extreme graphic details in
the lawsuit caught all TKO executives by surprise, leading
the top two company execs to demand McMahon’s resignation on
January 26. McMahon offered no resistance and submitted his

After McMahon resigned, TKO had the job to inform WWE’s
corporate sponsors that McMahon was gone for good, a move
which brought back Slim Jim as a presenting sponsor of the
Royal Rumble. Slim Jim had earlier paused all their WWE
commitments due to McMahon’s involvement.

McMahon is currently the subject of a federal investigation
which might spell even more trouble for him. The attorney
for Janel Grant said that they are not looking for a
settlement and McMahon’s resignation is not enough. If this
lawsuit goes to discovery, it could spell disaster for those
involved, even those not named, as texts, e-mails, and other
correspondence will come out in public showing who knew what
was going on.

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