Vince McMahon has formally resigned as a member of the TKO board and won't be involved in WWE's day-to-day business amidst accusations of misconduct. The entire WWE world rose to its feet, as this news shocked everyone. McMahon is in a difficult situation, and the court will determine whether such accusations have a basis or whether McMahon is innocent.
During one of the press conferences, Cody Rhodes decided to reveal what he thinks about everything.
Rhodes believes that the current situation does not suit WWE and its leaders. These kinds of things can disrupt a lot within the company and spoil the company's plans. The future of WWE is uncertain, and the next few days could reveal a lot.
"I know as far as the news is concerned, we were finding it out, reading the same things that you guys were reading. You said a dark cloud, certainly. As far as TKO, Nick Khan and the board clearly took it very seriously, acted immediately. Looking at the future, I don't know the answer to that, and I think somewhere is a really probably basic tenet of just this crew more than ever, from a roster standpoint, is very family. [I've] never seen anything like this. "- Rhodes said, as reported by whatculture.com
Cody Rhodes talked about feeling unsure about what changes might happen in the future due to the situation. He then highlighted how the wrestling crew operates more like a family compared to typical wrestling locker rooms, which often have more competition and teasing. Rhodes suggested that the team's strong unity and accountability might be the important factor in facing challenges.
WWE is a company that has shown unity since the first day of its creation. Although there have been many incidents in the history of this company, it seems that there has never been an incident of this magnitude. The man who was the leader of this company is facing serious charges.
As a performer, Rhodes mentioned that he has faced tough times in the wrestling industry before. Despite the difficulties, he found motivation in making the fans' experience positive.
And at this moment, there is nothing left but to be optimistic that things will be good. If it is determined that Vince is guilty, the company will have to continue its adventure, although this incident will mark the WWE.
Rhodes expressed his dedication to offering something uplifting and different from the negative news surrounding Vince McMahon's resignation.
He finished by mentioning that, just like the public, the wrestling community would continue to learn more about the situation as additional information became available.
WWE will have to continue to function despite everything. Wrestlers must still have focus, and be prepared. Basically, nothing will change in particular, but a certain amount of fear and uncertainty will be felt, that's for sure.
Paul Levesque reacts
Paul Levesque had a similar attitude just like Rhodes.
Following Cody Rhodes' discussion of recent allegations against Vince McMahon in the post-Royal Rumble press conference, Paul Levesque, also known as Triple H, took a different approach. When asked about his awareness of the allegations, Levesque decided to highlight the positive aspects of the organization.
He pointed out the achievements and successes of the week, such as a significant ten-year, $5 billion Netflix deal, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joining the TKO Board of Directors, and a sold-out Royal Rumble event with a large audience.
The fact is that WWE has done great things in the past. However, they do not want to stop there. Such jobs and events only give the leaders of this company a wind at their backs so that they can continue at the same pace in the future. WWE is a company with tradition and people who know how to do their job.
Levesque talked about the existence of negative aspects but chose to focus on the positive accomplishments, steering the conversation away from the allegations.
There are many positive things. In addition, Levesque certainly does not know much about this kind of case, and getting into certain debates can only create an additional problem for him.
Levesque also shared information on whether there was a lawsuit filed against McMahon in his presence. He had the same attitude again. He didn't want to go into details or talk too much about it. Positive things are his priority!
"I did not. I think Cody mentioned it, that we all found out in real-time when you were, and that's the truth. I'll go back to what I said before. It's an amazing week for us. I just, at this point, I don't even want to get bogged down in the negatives of it. I just want to focus on the positives and where we're going."