All of the Vince drama has reminded me of the night after Money in the Bank 2011. He was supposed to fire Cena for losing. Instead HHH came out and “relieved Vince of his duties”. I still remember that there were people who thought there was more to this segment, with Vince crying and HHH mentioning the board of directors and whatnot. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I can’t help but remember all of those comments about that segment now and wonder… was there a “scare” that this kind of stuff may come out back then so this was a way to “write Vince out” and that was his “goodbye” to the show? Did Vince hear rumblings about hush money in 2011 and book this in case he was forced out as he was this year? Crazy and random I know but hey this is the wrestling business we’re talking about!
Vince has been trying to write himself off TV for longer than that and he kept coming back. We'll see if the current retirement even sticks as well. But suffice it to say, I'm pretty sure we would have heard about something if that theory was true.