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Vince McMahon planning for Friday’s WWE SmackDown to be business as usual following scandal

WWE is in one of the biggest scandals in company history as Vince McMahon has been accused of paying $3 million to a WWE paralegal to keep an affair quiet.

As previously reported by the Wall Street Journal, the board of WWE started an investigation into this back in April. The agreement prevented this former employee from speaking about the alleged affair and this person cannot say anything disparaging about McMahon.

The investigation has expanded into other nondisclosure agreements that involve misconduct claims made by other former female WWE employees about McMahon and WWE’s head of talent relations John Laurinaitis.

The report cited an email that stated McMahon increased the woman’s salary from $100,000 to $200,000 after beginning a sexual relationship with her and that McMahon “gave her like a toy” to Laurinaitis.

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Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that both McMahon and Laurinaitis are planning to be at SmackDown on Friday night as if nothing happened.

“Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis are going to TV Friday at least as of a couple hours ago, that’s what we had heard. And they are basically saying it is business as usual. That is what they are saying, yes. I don’t know how it could be business as usual. You what I mean? Again, like, this is very early in the game.”

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