I watched wrestling a lot in the mid to late 80s. Hogan, Piper, Savage were among the big stars of that era. Gawd, the Intercontinental title match at Wrestlemania 3, between Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat, went down as one of the greatest matches in pro wrestling history. I stopped watching it in the early 90s, but found myself drawn back into it with WWF's "Attitude" era with Austin, the Rock, and Foley. The Hell in a Cell match at 1998 King of the Ring, between the Undertaker and Mick Foley, has to be seen to be believed. But by the early aughts, I stopped watching it again and have never looked back.
And through it all, Vince McMahon has been controlling the WWF/WWE, ruling it with an iron fist. I always found him to be a sleazy, arrogant asshole, even when I first remembered him as the play by play announcer alongside the likes of Bruno Sammartino and Jesse Ventura. I give him credit, as was mentioned above, for taking on the role of corporate heel boss, against the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin. and putting himself through all kinds of abuse and humiliation from his wrestlers. Of course, that was done in order to keep his empire afloat as it was on the brink of collapsing late in 1997, a lot of it his own doing (google "Montreal Screwjob" to see why Brett Hart was so pissed with McMahon). But he is, has been, and always will be a sleazy arrogant asshole. And Ollie's piece on his empire shows us why.
Will anything change because of it? I wouldn't hold my breath. It's been shown wrestlers can be replaced and interchanged with someone more hungry and more determined. That's why they're afraid to take time off. That's why there's been no effort to unionize them. That's why they technically can be called "independent contractors".