Okay, here's some pure speculation…bordering on conspiracy theorizing…that should make good blog fodder. Put on your tin-foil hat!
Chances are, Vince had a buyer(s) lined up before he resumed control – and I doubt it was a legacy media company like Disney. That's all media conjecture, which WWE has no reason to deny because it legitimizes them.
So when you think about it, Vince wins in all scenarios.
1.) Vince is booted from power but gets his ass kissed and life's work legitimized by the “real” media whose approval he sooooo desires (Disney, WBD, NF, Amazon).
2.) Vince stays in power selling to Endeavor, Saudis, whomever. Less legit. More power and money.
3.) This is all a smokescreen for Vince to retake control. Ironically, this is the riskiest, as he has to make a good faith effort to sell. Otherwise he opens himself up to fraud charges and litigation.
I've even considered WWE leaked the Saudi story to kill a sale. “Given the negative response to a potential sale to our top bidder, we have concluded a sale is not in the best interest of the shareholders.”
Not entirely out of the realm of possibility on any level, sadly. Although at the end of the day Vince is about the money and I'm pretty sure he knows he's not getting a better offer than the 8 billion or so that the company is worth right now. So even crazy old Vince has to know it's best to cash out while he still can.