Vince McMahon was reportedly told to resign from WWE and TKO by two executives

It was reported on January 25th 2024 by The Wall Street Journal that Janel Grant, a former WWE employee, filed a lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis in a Connecticut federal court. McMahon was accused of sex trafficking in the complaint.

According to an article on, multiple sources noted that the lawsuit details took senior officials at TKO and WWE talent by surprise but one source argued that McMahon’s past had finally caught up to him. The article also stated the following in regards to how TKO CEO Ari Emanuel handled the news of the lawsuit…

“Those concerns culminated the evening of Jan. 26, when Emanuel and TKO president and COO Mark Shapiro called McMahon and told him it would be in the best interest of the company for him to resign. He agreed, and submitted his resignation.”