Vince McMahon’s shocking return to WWE last week signaled the start of lot of sudden changes back to back. In fact, fans believed that Vince McMahon becoming a part of the Board Of Directors and subsequently the Executive Chairman of WWE spelled disaster for the company. This was preceded by Stephanie McMahon abruptly resigning from her post as co-CEO of WWE, shocking fans. It seems her WWE exit raised flags within the company.

A report from stated that WWE has agreed to sell the company to Saudi Arabia. Even the thought of WWE trying to sell the company to Saudi Arabia infuriated fans to no end. This report was later refuted, but Saudi Arabia is still among those potential buyers, and there is thought that Stephanie McMahon’s exit could be connected to the controversial country.

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was noted that Stephanie McMahon’s WWE exit was much different this time. She executed a full break this time around, when last time Stephanie McMahon only took “a leave.”

As far as Stephanie McMahon goes, last year she took a leave of absence from the company. While it was her decision, there were those in the company who did bury her on the way out and said she wasn’t good at her job as Chief Brand Officer. They also put out a story that she was forced out by Vince, although those close to her knew that wasn’t the case since she had talked about leaving for some time, dating back to shortly after Levesque suffered a near fatal heart issue and it was said that she was reevaluating her life.


But the belief when she left the first time was that she would come back, and when leaving, retained her position on the Board of Directors. While not her position name, but as far as the bulk of her work, her position was filled quickly and word was that if or when she would come back, it would be in a different role.

It was further noted that Stephanie McMahon leaving WWE after assuring employees that she was staying ended up raising a lot of flags.

Her leaving after assuring employees she was staying and the company saying the same raises flags. Those close to the situation in WWE tried to present her decision to leave as being related to the decision last year, that after Levesque’s heart situation, she reevaluated her life, wanted to raise her three daughters and was wealthy enough that money will never be a concern.

But she came back when Vince was in trouble. But that doesn’t explain why this was a resignation and she left the board and cut all ties with the company she has worked for since she was a teenager. It was also conceded that she and Vince did have issues in working together as family members and how Khan was a buffer who kept things smooth between them as well as between Vince and Levesque.

An ex-WWE writer also stated that Stephanie McMahon got lot of flack unnecessarily in WWE. Stephanie McMahon is currently enjoying her time away from WWE, as there is nothing else she can do when it comes to WWE. Stephanie also revealed that she underwent surgery on her ankle this week. That being said, we’ll have to see if Stephanie McMahon returns to her father’s company in the future.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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