The 83 Weeks podcast provided WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff with an opportunity to discuss serious allegations against Vince McMahon. Vince McMahon found himself in a difficult situation after such accusations and decided to resign from WWE and TKO. As the longtime leader of WWE, a figure crucial to the company, McMahon is currently facing the most challenging period of his career.
In the aftermath of these allegations, various reactions have emerged, and Bischoff is one of those who chose to share his perspective on the matter. Having worked closely with McMahon for years, Bischoff believes that McMahon will inevitably face great consequences. This challenging time extends beyond McMahon himself, impacting not only his professional career but also posing difficulties for his family.
“The name McMahon I think, he’s gonna be right there with Chris Benoit in the minds of a lot of people as a name not to be mentioned the way things look at this point. I fought with Vince, I battled with him, I did everything I could to undermine him. But at the end of it all, I respected the guy that beat my ass because that’s what fighters do. If somebody’s good enough to beat me in something you’ve got to respect their abilities. And even for me this is difficult, I can’t even imagine what it’s like for [McMahon’s] kids and the grandkids. It’s just disgusting.”- Bischoff said, as quoted by pwmania.com
The McMahons have been building this company for years and made a brand that will be talked about for many years to come. WWE is a company with huge popularity that is growing day by day. Bischoff believes that this has permanently damaged Vince's reputation. He believes that Vince was 'wiped off' from the big scene after the allegations.
It is difficult to predict what the future will bring, and whether it will turn out that McMahon is the main culprit in the whole story.
“You talk about the name, you go into Vince’s office and he’s got pictures of his father and his grandfather and newspaper articles of things his father accomplished and his grandfather accomplished. Gone, dark closet, stick it in a box and hide it. Nobody wants to be reminded anymore. It wasn’t just a name, they wiped Vince McMahon off the WWE and TKO corporate websites. He didn’t exist starting today and that’s not gonna change.”
Eric Bischoff is not the only one who is shocked by the whole turn of events. Many of Vince's colleagues and wrestlers reacted to such accusations. It seems as if no one expected that such an outcome would actually occur. One of those who reacted is Vince Russo.
Vince Russo's reaction and The Bella Twins
Vince Russo, a former WWE writer, shared his thoughts on the accusations against Vince McMahon involving a serious allegation made by a former WWE employee.
Russo sincerely hoped that the claims were false, noting that after reading related text messages, he found it hard to believe McMahon would leave such incriminating evidence.
He also criticized wrestling journalists for not investigating the news, suggesting they might be afraid of risking their press credentials.
Russo connected McMahon's situation to a past incident involving Triple H explaining why Chyna wasn't in the Hall of Fame. This led him to emphasize the importance of being careful with words, stating that thoughtless statements can have lasting consequences.
It is still not known whether Vince is the culprit in the whole story. Although the majority immediately pointed the finger at Vince, the court will determine if Vince is really guilty in this case. In any case, such accusations have ruined his reputation for now.
The Bella Twins are one of those who have responded to the allegations that have surfaced.
The Bella Twins expressed their shock and disappointment regarding the recent serious allegations involving members of the WWE, including Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, Brock Lesnar, and others. They said that it has been challenging to process the information since they found out, just like everyone else.
Few expected that such things could really happen. There is a chance that the same thing has happened in WWE for years, but it is still based on assumptions, and as we said before, the court will have the final word on everything and make the right decision.
Furthermore, they made it clear that they do not support or condone such behavior from anyone, regardless of their status. They emphasized a commitment to creating a workplace and daily life where all women feel safe and supported.
This case has caused, and is yet to cause, a large number of reactions.