Well, it’s only fitting that Vince McMahon steps into the political arena. After all, long before he became President, Donald Trump stepped into the squared circle with Vince at WrestleMania:
President Donald Trump announced in his press conference on Tuesday that he was putting together a group of advisors from the sports world to help restart the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. That list included “the great Vince McMahon” from the WWE, along with league commissioners Roger Goodell (NFL), Adam Silver (NBA), Rob Manfred (MLB) and with Gary Bettman (NHL) along with UFC president Dana White, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Vince isn’t the first McMahon to dip their feet into Washington. His wife, Linda McMahon was once on President Trump’s cabinet.
However, as of this week, Vince might be finding himself in a little hot water. After refusing to shut down WWE tv tapings and fighting (and winning in Florida) to be considered an essential business. Then, a WWE employee, described as “on-air talent” but not a wrestler, tested positive for coronavirus.
The employee, who has not been identified, developed symptoms after going to dinner with health care workers after the company’s last round of tapings in Florida, which included Wrestlemania.
“We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete,” the company said in a statement to the Daily News.
“The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.”