Added to the list of people defending Vince McMahon is female wrestler Lina Fanene. However, it’s still unclear what the outcome will be following various allegations and investigations into his conduct. Last week saw Charles Wright (the former Godfather) call McMahon “a great guy,” while former WWE announcer Jim Ross said he “feels bad” for McMahon.
Fanene, who calls herself “Vince Girl,” says to the other ladies that she always does whatever Vince McMahon wants her to do. She just goes with whatever Vince puts her into. It is her job, you know?
According to Fanene, one of the most rewarding moments of her WWE tenure was when she entered the men’s Royal Rumble match in 2019. Fanene became the first woman to compete in both the women’s and men’s Royal Rumble match in one night and was portrayed as unstoppable until she took several finishers from the likes of Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio. The opportunity was initially pitched by John Laurinaitis, but McMahon gave the idea his stamp of approval, and Fanene says she has McMahon to thank for putting her in the position to shine.
“I’ve always had a good relationship with Vince,” she said. “We chatted, we laughed, we joked, and so I even went up to him and said, ‘I’m very grateful you thought of me for this,’ and he was like, ‘Of course! Of course! I wanted to see you get your ass kicked.’ You know, jokingly … It’s a huge opportunity, because if you don’t get put in that position, then you’re easily forgettable. You can go up and be on the main roster, have a couple matches here and there, but if you don’t get put into some seriously cool storylines or matches, you kind of get forgotten. It was a super cool moment and I was super honored.”