He said that he was merely running a training camp for female professional wrestlers, but I guess all the evidence (and his co-conspirators?) said otherwise. Who knew the penalty for such an offense could be so stiff! No, this is not an April Fool's joke, this is just a really weird story.
That didn't stop the International Boxing Hall of Fame from inducting Mike Tyson on the first ballot. And that was an actual election by people who considered that, not Vince McMahon trying to agree to a contract to get him to appear.