Fightful Select's new report on McMahon paints a clearer picture of the creative scene with him in charge.
They heard from many people within the creative process who said that many of the creative writer's assistants effectively needed to "filter" McMahon themselves in some ways as the assistants often had to know what to not write for McMahon while taking notes from him. It was said the "minutes are heavily edited.”
This was said to be largely the case for a long time. It ranged from Vince saying things that would appear insensitive or offensive to "oh god, what did he just say?" moments and simple kayfabe things.
The report noted, “some of the stories included McMahon constantly calling people the wrong names, or using terms that weren't socially acceptable, and that even he himself would have never allowed on television.”
One former production employee was quoted as stating, "if a live feed of Vince McMahon on a headset any given night ever made it out, that it would provide a picture of that production experience, especially for the announcers. There were plenty of times he was in a good mood, but he would blow up at the most ridiculous things and act like they ruined an angle far past its expiration date anyway."
After asking people working in or near creative about what they expect to change from when McMahon was in charge to Triple H now being Head of Creative, one person specifically said, "recall of what we have and haven't done repeatedly. There were so many things that Vince insisted on doing that I'm pretty sure he didn't remember doing over and over again, even when people would tell him."
As previously reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors have launched inquiries into the hush money payments. WWE’s Board of Directors is also investigating the situation.