Stephanie McMahon recently announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from most of her duties with WWE. The announcement surprised many wrestling fans. It also sent some shockwaves among WWE employees.

Stephanie had been much less involved in her WWE duties as of late. The announcement of her hiatus came alongside a great deal of support from the company. It does not appear there is any bad blood involved.

One interesting thing to note was recently reported by Fightful Select. During one of the recent rounds of layoffs, several of Stephanie McMahon’s close coworkers were let go. A large portion of the team she worked directly with was let go at that time.

“Last year, much of Stephanie McMahon’s team that she worked with directly was dismantled during rounds of office layoffs. Those that we spoke to who worked directly with Stephanie McMahon spoke highly of her and said they enjoyed their time there. One said that they weren’t surprised by her decision, but didn’t have any reason behind it.”

That is not a confirmation that WWE was planning on Stephanie McMahon taking a break. It is an interesting thing to note, as it does give the appearance that WWE was systematically preparing for Steph’s time off. It has since been reported that WWE president Nick Khan will take over most of McMahon’s duties.

Stephanie said that she was hoping to use the time to enjoy her family. The WWE schedule can be brutal for anyone. Stephanie McMahon has been doing it since she was a teenager and decided to finally take some time for herself.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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