An update has surfaced regarding Vince McMahon’s presence backstage at WrestleMania 40 last night.

The Philadelphia event marked several historic firsts for WrestleMania, including a notable absence: Vince McMahon, who resigned from the TKO board of directors in January, exerted no influence on the proceedings.

While Paul Levesque assumed the role of Chief Content Officer at last year’s event, McMahon’s presence was still felt, as he made creative adjustments. However, according to PWInsider, McMahon was notably absent backstage at last night’s WrestleMania, marking the first occurrence in WrestleMania’s history where he played no part.

Stephanie McMahon, though, was present backstage and also appeared on camera at the Hall of Fame ceremony.


Triple H kicked off the event, ushering in what he referred to as a ‘new era’ for WrestleMania. Anticipation ran high prior to the event, with many excited about McMahon’s absence, anticipating a departure from what some perceived as his stifling influence.

During the show, Triple H introduced a departure from one of Vince McMahon’s WrestleMania rules, signaling a potential shift in direction for the event.

How do you think Vince McMahon’s absence backstage at WrestleMania 40 will impact the future direction of WWE’s flagship event? Do you anticipate significant changes or innovations in the wake of his absence, and how might this influence the creative direction and overall atmosphere of WrestleMania in the years to come? Let us know in the comments below.

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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