10 WWE Things That Cost Less Than Vince McMahon's Hush Money

Celebrity guest appearances. Hefty wrestler salaries. An M&A deal with a rival promotion. A state-of-the-art training facility. Those are just some of the things that cost World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE ) less — and in some cases a lot less — than the sum of money that the company's longtime honcho, Vince McMahon , allegedly paid women to keep allegations of sexual misconduct a secret. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, McMahon spent more than $12 million in exchange for the silence of four former WWE employees. In one claim, McMahon, 76, allegedly coerced a woman into performing oral sex. He subsequently fired her after she rejected further advances and paid her $7.5 million as par of a nondisclosure agreement. In another case, McMahon paid $3 million to a former female employee with whom he allegedly had an affair. Another former WWE contractor received roughly $1 million; McMahon sent the woman unsolicited nude photos and allegedly sexually harassed her in the workplace. For a breakdown of the allegations, see: WWE CEO Paid $12M In Hush Money To Former Female Employees An internal investigation began last month, and McMahon — who in past WWE storyline has dubbed himself "the Genetic Jackhammer" — announced that he would step down as chairman and CEO of the company (although it’s been reported that this is actually a front ). While this story develops, we thought we'd put into perspective just how far all that hush money could've gone in the world of sports entertainment. Here's a list of 10 WWE-related things that were far less expensive than the total cost of McMahon's creepy behavior: 10. Cena's 2022 salary Make-A-Wish Foundation record-holder John Cena is arguably the most popular and beloved WWE superstar of all time. He's also a busy movie star. So, his annual pay ... Full story available on Benzinga.com