Vince McMahon is a man who clearly thinks (or thought) quite highly of his ability to perform sexually. There was a period in the early 2000s where he intended to convince the world that he was a genetic jackhammer, able to satisfy any woman’s needs.
He had storylines where he was involved with Candice Michelle, Sable, Stacy Keibler, Torrie Wilson and Trish Stratus. Vince clearly delighted in making out with each of them and it wasn’t rare to see him doing the tongue tango with one of his female WWE Superstars (or Divas, as they were known as the time).
It can be difficult to differentiate between fantasy and reality and some assumed that Vince was actually sleeping with members of the WWE female roster. In an interview published in the February 2001 issue of Playboy, he admitted to having cheated on his wife, Linda McMahon, and bragged about his sexual appetite.
When asked whether he had been faithful to Linda, Vince responded, “Not necessarily faithful. I probably lied to myself, thinking she knew who I was when we got married. The wild guy. But I never, ever threw anything in her face. I was discreet. And Linda never suffered from a lack of attention, physical or emotional. But one day she asked me, point-blank, ‘Are you having an affair with so-and-so?’ And I’ve never lied to her.
“It crushed her. Then she asked, ‘What about such and such?’
“It went on. More names. I said, ‘Yes, yes and yes.'”
In response to whether his affairs were at different times or concurrent, he responded, “Different times. Some were concurrent, but I didn’t think she had to know that. She didn’t ask that question or I’d have to say yes to that, too. It’s not something I’m proud of. I just didn’t realize the impact of messing with other people’s lives. Notwithstanding the impact on my wife, I’m talking about the havoc you create in other lives, just from wanting to have a good time. There’s no such thing as an innocent fling. When a woman commits to a sexual encounter, it’s generally with a great deal of emotion. With very few exceptions, it’s not just, ‘Let’s have sex! Boy, that was great. okay, see you.’ Women don’t do that. So I guess, maybe . . . I hurt a lot of people. The sex was terrific, but from an emotional standpoint, I regret it.”
Vince continued, “I learned about the ramifications of a sexual relationship, if you’re married. You’re touching a lot of lives, mostly negatively. You think, It was just supposed to be sexual. We were supposed to have a great time and be better off. But it’s always more complicated than that. It can interfere with your own life, too. Having an affair, running off here and there, can take a lot of energy. It takes a lot of effort, a lot of time. The last five or six years, I’ve found that I not only appreciate my wife more, but I can get a hell of a lot more done.”
When asked if he still cheats on Linda, Vince said, “I have been not only loyal but faithful for about six years.”
He said, “Linda and I have a great marriage, and I don’t want to screw it up. I’m not saying I don’t look. I’m not saying I won’t fall off the wagon one day. I hope not, because of all the complications and because I would have to tell her if she asked me. But other than for the innate id, I don’t have a desire to go outside our relationship.”
No female WWE star, past or present, has come out and spoken of any affair with Vince. Until they do, it’s all just internet rumor and speculation.