MMA fighter Chael Sonnen says that Vince McMahon offered pushes to WWE superstars, both male and female, in exchange for sex. Sonnen named Shawn Michaels in his claims.

Appearing on the FLAGRANT podcast, Sonnen repeated something he said on The Jim Rome Show when the case was brought against McMahon.

“I never met Vince but I know 11 people that he slept with eight of them women, all consenting adults. The implication that the others were men but that’s true. That wasn’t a joke. Jim wouldn’t run it. It was too hot,” said Sonnen.

“When Vince got #metoo-ed out of the business I think it was a surprise but as good as he is I wouldn’t completely count that he couldn’t come back. When the men start coming out it will be a different story,” warned Sonnen.

Sonnen went on to explain what was happening on the panel.

“He would hold their careers over them just like he would the women. It was the same thing. You get paid more, you get pushed more. This is not a secret in the industry. I’m not talking trash. Not at all am I talking trash. This was very well known. Shawn Michaels, guys that you would know, there were things happening…,” he stated.

“He was banging Shawn Michaels?” asked a host laughing.

“…or whatever, they had their relationship. You wonder if I am doing a bit. I am not,” said Sonnen.

Sonnen also mentioned Scott Hall’s name but never explained why or in what context he was naming him.

“There is a lot of homosexuals that Vince came across but there was also straight guys that just wanted a push in the business. It turned into prostitution. That was very well known. It wasn’t just Vince. There was Pat Patterson and some other executives,” Sonnen claimed.

Back in February of this year Paul Roma also maintained that McMahon targeted men who worked for the company.

“They were asked to do things. Sexual things with other men that they did not want to do. My former partner being one of them,” Roma said. “My former partner, one of my former partners, when I was part of the Young Stallions, he was propositioned. He said he went to one of the agents and told him what had happened. I said, ‘Why would you do that? You just ratted on both of us.’ He kind of threw us both under the bus, just starting out.”

Roma also spoke about why women are coming forward but not men.

“I am surprised that no one has come forward but on the flip side they’re of an age now that they’re maybe married, have kids and they don’t want to open Pandora’s Box. I can’t blame them,” Roma said.


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