Vince McMahon has been the unquestioned leader of WWE since he took control of the organization in 1982. Since then, he saw the company through several wrestling boom periods, including the Rock and Wrestling era of the 1980’s and the Attitude Era that took the world by storm in the late 90’s. Mr. McMahon is 76-years-old, however, and everything must eventually come to an end.
Fans frequently speculate about what will happen when McMahon is no longer in charge. Dave Meltzer said on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that McMahon’s replacement will most likely be Nick Khan. Khan is the current President and Chief Revenue Officer of WWE.
“I mean it’s kind of a Board of Directors thing, but probably (Nick Khan would replace Vince McMahon), yeah. Unless they went and hired somebody else from the outside, but probably Nick Khan, yes.”
Nick Khan has seen his influence within WWE grow rapidly since the company hired him in August of 2020. He’s tweaked the promotion’s schedule and added a new PPV that he believes will rival other major annual shows. He gave the stamp of approval for the dramatic rebranding of NXT.
It was widely believed in the past that Triple H would ultimately take over the company. Khan’s business acumen and corporate experience as well as his history in the television industry seem to go in the opposite direction of McMahon, who was brought up in the wrestling business. Triple H would be the obvious choice if the company wanted to continue in that direction.
Nick Khan sees a strong brand. His loyalties lie with shareholders and making a profit. In fairness, they should. That’s his job. Time will tell if WWE even remotely resembles what it is today in the future, but it will likely be in the hands of Nick Khan.
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