With the coronavirus threat seemingly have peaked according to some reports, President Donald Trump has put together an economic group tasked with coming up with the best possible way to restart the United States economy when everything settles down.
Within this group is another that is mainly sports-based commissioners and owners — essentially top business people that know what it takes to build something and survive. It helps McMahon and President Trump share a working history.
The Great American Economic Revival Industry Group
According to CBSsports.com, this group includes sixteen people:
NBA – Adam Silver
MLB – Rob Manfred
NFL – Roger Goodell
UFC – Dana White
PGA – Jay Monahan
LPGA – Mike Whan
USTA – Patrick Galbraith
MLS – Don Garber
WWE – Vince McMahon
NASCAR – Lesa Kennedy
NHL – Gary Bettman
New England Patriots – Bob Kraft
Dallas Cowboys – Jerry Jones
Dallas Mavericks – Mark Cuban
WNBA – Cathy Engelbert
NWSL – Lisa Baird
While Trump has said he wants sports back, this isn’t about rushing into anything, but putting together a plan that would allow them to return and help jumpstart parts of the economy like local vendors and so forth.
This is a feeling shared by many, and while we all understand the need for everyone to suspend operations, many have lost their escape into them. Many cities like San Francisco are talking about shifting back to normal procedures following the pandemic, so this is pretty normal. We’re getting close to being able to restart society, and it’s something that can’t just be done with the flip of a switch.
While other sports and professional wrestling companies have suspended their operations, the WWE and AEW continued pre-recording their shows at a huge loss to stay in the public eye and to give us the escape we crave.
But now with Vince McMahon’s attention being split, could this mean he’s going to allow Triple H to run things at WWE? He’d still have final say because he’s going to ensure he has final say until the day he dies.
This doesn’t mean he won’t allow Triple H more control, especially short term. This would be a great opportunity for others in creative positions like Paul Heyman and Bruce Prichard to push some boundaries. Who knows, this could be the birth of a new era?
McMahon has proven he’s capable of leading his company through hard times, a trait shared by the other names on the above list.
Society has always found a way to continue, and this will be no different. We’re all thankful things weren’t as bad as many expected. Keeping our fingers crossed.
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