Last month, Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE were sued by a former employee, Janel Grant. The disturbing lawsuit made headlines in the world of pro wrestling as well as in mainstream media. McMahon and Laurinaitis denied the allegations.
Bruce Prichard is one of the closest allies of Vince McMahon. On the Something to Wrestle With podcast, Prichard was asked about his thoughts on Janel Grant’s lawsuit.
“Well, first of all, as far as lawsuits and things of that nature, I’m not at liberty to discuss any legal matters with the company whatsoever. So to that, there’s nothing that I can say or do. So there can’t be a response from a legal standpoint, and you can ask till you’re blue in the face, and that’s going to be your answer.
I’m not involved. I’m not being sued. I’m not accused of anything, and nor, you know, it’s a legal matter. And as I said to you, you know, sometimes it is as simple as: for those who believe, explanations are needed; for those that don’t, no explanation will do. And that’s kind of where we are. And we’ll let the rest of it sit in the hands of the fine legal system that we have here in the United States of America…
Folks, if you work at a large company and your large company is being sued, then there’s very little that you can say about it. And if you do, that’s a good way for you to lose your job.”
Ronda Rousey recently stated that Vince McMahon could still be involved in WWE’s day-to-day operations if Bruce Prichard remains in the company. Rousey stated “Prichard is basically Vince’s avatar.”