Update On Vince McMahon's Backstage WWE Role Following Investigations Into Misconduct Allegations

How will misconduct allegations impact Vince McMahon's day-to-day role within WWE?

Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon will reportedly still take his usual seat in the Gorilla Position for this week's WWE telecasts despite misconduct allegations and ongoing internal investigations broken by the Wall Street Journal.

This is according to EWrestlingNews, who have noted that a source close to the situation has confirmed that WWE will be "business as usual" on Friday's episode of SmackDown and that Vince McMahon expected to be present at the television taping as usual. They added that that general manager of talent relations John Laurinaitis' status will also "unchanged" for now at least.

With the news breaking on Wednesday 16th and no show of any kind booked for Thursday 17th, the Friday 18th edition of the blue brand will be the first gathering of WWE staff and talent following the story's release.


McMahon and Laurinatis are being investigated by the WWE board of directors following allegations from an anonymous source relating to a prior consensual sexual relationship McMahon had with a female ex-employee, as well as historic non disclosure agreements relating to other female ex-employees. WWE and McMahon's attorney Jerry McDevitt have co-operated with and responded to WSJ in their reporting of the story up to this point.


Michael is a writer, editor, podcaster and presenter for WhatCulture Wrestling, and has been with the organisation over 7 years. He primarily produces written, audio and video content on WWE and AEW, but also provides knowledge and insights on all aspects of the wrestling industry thanks to a passion for it dating back almost 35 years. As one third of "The Dadley Boyz" Michael has contributed to the huge rise in popularity of the WhatCulture Wrestling Podcast and its accompanying YouTube channel, earning it top spot in the UK's wrestling podcast charts with well over 60,000,000 total downloads. He has been featured as a wrestling analyst for the Tampa Bay Times, GRAPPL and Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, and has covered milestone events in New York, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, London and Cardiff. Michael's background in media stretches beyond wrestling coverage, with a degree in Journalism from the University Of Sunderland (2:1) and a series of published articles in sports, music and culture magazines The Crack, A Love Supreme and Pilot. When not offering his voice up for daily wrestling podcasts, he can be found losing it singing far too loud watching his favourite bands play live. Follow him on X/Twitter - @MichaelHamflett