WWE’s Vince McMahon Is Back After Misconduct Investigation

STAMFORD, Ct. (AP) – Vince McMahon is rejoining the board of WWE several months after he retired from the sports entertainment company during an investigation into alleged misconduct.

Shares surged more than 22% Friday.

WWE said Friday that McMahon, the founder and majority shareholder of WWE, would return as executive chairman.

It also announced a board shakeup.

McMahon retired as WWE’s chairman and CEO in July.

He had stepped down temporarily from the posts a month earlier.

The Wall Street Journal reported over the summer that McMahon agreed to pay more than $12 million over the past 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity.

The company said that it would be looking at “all strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value.”


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