WWE issued a statement to the New York Post, which ran a “strong rumor” that Dutch entertainment mogul John de Mol has a standing offer to acquire majority ownership of WWE should Vince McMahon opt to sell. “WWE, controlled by founder and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon through Class B shares, isn’t in any discussions about a potential sale,” reads the statement. A spokesman for John de Mol also declined to comment. Read the story at NYPost.com.
Powell’s POV: The story notes that John de Mol’s Talpa Beheer acquired a six percent stake in WWE last year. There has been plenty of speculation over the years from people in the industry that Vince’s end game is to sell the company rather than acquire it.