Vince McMahon’s return to WWE as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the resulting resignation of co-CEO Stephanie McMahon, caused a significant change in the wrestling industry. Initially, fans were concerned that this transition would have a negative impact on the company. Many people were also shocked by Stephanie McMahon’s WWE exit and it seems even Ric Flair was disappointed by her departure.
According to a recent report by Bodyslam.net, WWE was said to have reached a deal to sell the company to Saudi Arabia, which only drew the ire of many. This news has caused widespread anger, as many have valid concerns regarding the consequences of such a deal.
That being said, the report of a Saudi sale being near completion was eventually proven to be false, but it is still speculated that Saudi Arabia is among the potential buyers. In fact, quite a few fans are of the opinion that Stephanie McMahon’s exit may have something to do with the potential sale of the company to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
While speaking on the To Be The Man podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair talked about Stephanie McMahon leaving WWE. The Nature Boy made it clear that he was disappointed by her exit.
“Yes, and actually disappointed. I like Stephanie a lot. I just put up a tweet about yesterday. She is one of the 10 best heels in the history of the business. I got no problem saying that. I mean, I thought it out, and I shot that over to her. And she’s there with a smiley face on, but she was that damn good man. And I mean, obviously, she was a phenomenal ambassador.”
Stephanie McMahon was also visibly frustrated with Vince McMahon dismantling her team. Her WWE exit also raised flags within the company. She was also thought to be sick of pro wrestling before her resignation. It remains to be seen if Stephanie McMahon returns to her father’s company in the future.
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