Tex Hollywood - August 16, 2022
There's a clip of Vince McMahon going viral from an era when Late Night was worth watching and Conan was at the top of his game.
In the clip, Vince McMahon makes fun of Ted Turner and his action figure saying it takes Lithium all day long. Which in the 90s was a little racy for Conan who didn't want to get sued, which I guess was a good thing since Conan career ended on a Ted Turner owned show.
I guess people are just trying to find all the dirt they can on the WWE billionaire, now that he's been exposed as being a creeper who pays off his victims with millions of dollars, forcing him to step down from his position as CEO, while remaining the biggest shareholder of the organization who still calls the shots.
Forgotten weird Vince McMahon moment: On the 6/24/1999 ep of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Vince resumes his obsession with Ted Turner taking lithium (suggesting he's getting high on it?!) & jokes about not needing another lawsuit 8 DAYS after being sued for Owen Hart's death. pic.twitter.com/hTxbSE7Vxn
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) August 16, 2022
In the 90s, Ted Turner took Lithium for a few years to deal with depression and dark thoughts which in the 90s was a sign of weakness that you'd poke fun at, in a "you're a billionaire, get it together man" kind of way.
Obviously, that doesn't fly today since everyone has mental health issues, takes medications, so it's a "this clip didn't age well" moment.
According to Variety , the misconduct investigation is complete:
WWE said its board’s investigation into alleged misconduct by ex-CEO and chairman Vince McMahon is “substantially complete.” The company restated earnings going back to 2019 to account for personal payments McMahon made during his tenure, including $14.6 million allegedly to women in return for their silence about affairs and other misconduct.
However, the McMahon investigation may continue to have a financial impact, WWE said in regulatory filings.
“While we currently anticipate spending approximately $10 million during the remainder of the year related to this investigation, the related costs could exceed this estimate,”
We'll see what that means for WWE going forward, but I'm sure it will have little impact since WWE fans are very loyal and what a CEO does with his associates doesn't really affect us.
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