Darren Rovell a reporter for CNBC called WWE headquarters yesterday and asked them whether they were irresponsible in issuing a news release that â<80><9c>Mr. McMahonâ<80> was â<80><9c>presumed deadâ<80> after his limo was blown up last Monday.
WWE released the following statement to Mr. Rovell:
It is well known to our shareholders and our viewers that â<80><9c>Mr. McMahonâ<80> is a character portrayed by Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the founder and Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
As far as speculation as to who may have committed this heinous act against â<80><9c>Mr. McMahon,â<80> the WWE has not ruled out any suspects, including CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell. The WWE would like to thank CNBC for its concern over the â<80><9c>Mr. McMahonâ<80> mystery and we would like to remind your viewers to continue to tune into WWEâ<80><99>s Monday Night RAW, cableâ<80><99>s top rated program on USA Network (a division of NBCU), to keep abreast of the latest developments in this ongoing situation.
WWE clearly admits that Vinceâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>deathâ<80> is a storyline and that there is a big difference between Mr. McMahon the character and Vincent Kennedy McMahon the found and Chairman of WWE.