We reported earlier this week here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium that Vince McMahon was dealing with a health ailment, believed to be a flare up of diverticulitis. Whatever is going on with Vince, it’s creating a rift within the family.
We’re being told that Stephanie McMahon has been urging her father to take time off until he gets to feeling better. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Stephanie got into a bit of an argument with Vince over it and told him if he didn’t step back and put his health first, she would quit the company. Triple H sided with her and made it clear he wouldn’t stay without her.
Cooler heads eventually prevailed and there wasn’t a blowup at WWE’s highest level, however, there is a precedent for this. One of the reasons why Shane McMahon left WWE is he wanted his father to lessen his role and give him more control. When Vince rejected that notion, Shane ended up pursuing outside interests.
Those close to Vince say that with the ongoing television licensing negotiations as well as the upcoming launch of the WWE Network, he’s refusing to be on the outside looking in during such a critical time in the company’s history. However, Stephanie and Hunter are worried about the stress resulting in serious damage to his long-term health.