New Reports Reveal Vince McMahon’s Reaction on Learning of Former WWE Star’s Death

Published 02/04/2024, 1:08 PM EST

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Vince McMahon is currently the subject of several controversies. Following his resignation, former WWE wrestlers have come forward to talk about their own experiences with McMahon and it does not paint a favorable picture of him. Now, one wrestler has exposed McMahon’s surprising reaction to the news of a former WWE star’s demise.

According to former WWE star Viktor, McMahon had allegedly not seen eye-to-eye with Brodie Lee during his time with the promotion. Even worse so, Viktor alleged that McMahon had disrespected Lee following his death in December 2020.

Vince McMahon disrespects the legendary WWE wrestler


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Brodie Lee, celebrated as the greatest TNT Champion, succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on December 26, 2020, leaving behind a lasting influence that is fondly remembered. Lee cemented his reputation as an extraordinary champion with his thrilling squash match win against Cody Rhodes.


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After Lee’s death, former WWE star Viktor expressed concerns about Vince McMahon’s reported insulting statements on a recent episode of Cafe De Rene

He said, “I lost a lot of respect for him after Brodie Lee passed away because I heard he made some remarks to people that were not very becoming of him. I knew how much Brodie had tried to really just be a person with Vince. And really make WWE his family, and Vince just wouldn’t have it. Like, he just hated him for some reason.”

This revelation sheds light on the complex dynamics surrounding Lee’s relationship with McMahon. But this was not the only thing he opened up about. He also had other things to voice.  

Viktor opens up more about his views on McMahon

Viktor shared insights in the same interview into Vince McMahon’s reaction to Brodie Lee’s passing. He said, “I was really surprised at how Vince took Brodie’s death and how little he cared, How much it pi**ed him off that people did care about it. So once I heard that, I was just kind of like, ‘Well if that’s going to be the guy running a company, I don’t ever want to work for him again.’” Viktor was released from the promotion around a year before Lee’s passing, following which he has made several appearances at NWA.


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This revelation led Viktor to decide that he had no desire to work for McMahon. Especially, if he was going to be the one running the company. On a positive note, Seth Rollins recently paid tribute to Brodie Lee at a WWE house show. Brodie Lee’s impact on the wrestling world remains unforgettable, as both fans and peers will always remember his contributions.


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Sheron Singh


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Oh, let me tell you about myself, I'm Sheron Singh, the WWE aficionado and person behind many of trending WWE stories at EssentiallySports. My journey into the world of suplexes and powerbombs began at the age of 6, thanks to my father and I've been hooked ever since. With a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology, I have the superpower to dissect the emotions both in and outside that squared circle at ES.
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