WWE’s week was off to a great start. There was a blockbuster 10-year, $5 billion deal to stream Monday Night Raw on Netflix beginning next January, and its Endeavor-owned parent company, TKO, added Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to its board of directors.
So much for that.
The Wall Street Journal today published an in-depth report on WWE co-founder (and current TKO executive chairman) Vince McMahon, who is being accused of sex trafficking by a former employee. The Journal has led the way in covering previous allegations against McMahon, which prompted WWE to conduct an investigation. This latest report goes into many deeply disturbing details.
With WWE’s major content deals now secured, how much tolerance will Endeavor have for McMahon’s alleged behavior?