Stephanie McMahon’s departure from WWE has stirred up a lot of controversies. What was first thought to be an amicable decision by Stephanie to spend more time with her family has become something so much more. It was even reported that Vince McMahon himself was behind the decision.
Several within WWE questioned Stephanie McMahon’s abilities as an executive. The company has already hired a new exec for many of her duties. The speedy replacement coupled with the negative reports from inside the company had some fans wondering if WWE planned to bury her intentionally on her way out.
Dave Meltzer discussed just that on the Wrestling Observer message board. Dave said that the burial has already started and that it began at the company’s highest levels. Previous executives to leave their positions did not receive similar treatment.
“Her leaving was 100% her choice. She had been talking about to close friends from when Paul had his heart issues. That said, key people in the company once she was gone did want to bury her on the way out. That shocked a lot of people including me and those close to her. When I noted to someone very high in the food chain about the burial starting, they told me that if they did that publicly it would be career suicide, only to find out they had already started and the burial was going to come from the top…
There is a much bigger story here. The company outright wanted to bury her here. Something happened after she left clearly. The company did a total 180 on her about two weeks after she left. They never even did that for Barrios & Wilson..”
It will be interesting to see if negative stories about Stephanie McMahon continue to leak from Stamford. The narrative has swung heavily from a non-controversial topic to a very hot-button issue. Time will tell if things continue to get worse.
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