stephanie mcmahon

Stephanie McMahon has been a key figure in WWE for decades now but she recently shocked the world when she announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from the company.

There’s been a lot of talk about why Stephanie McMahon is stepping away, and Andrew Zarian shared some more details on Stephanie’s hiatus during a recent episode of We’re Live Pal. According to Zarian, people in the know have indicated that there was doubt on Stephanie McMahon and her abilities as an executive.

“[I had a] very bizarre conversation, I’ll tell you that. I didn’t expect that phone call. It was a phone call that kind of veered into a discussion about Steph. So I asked and I was like, ‘Hey, anything I could add to this? What’s going on?’

“And, you know, some of the comments, I was shocked. One being that people internally, and this is coming from someone in the know in WWE, this wasn’t like a guy in catering, the comment was that internally, there was doubt put on Steph, her abilities as an executive. And a lot of this started after she absorbed some of Michelle Wilson’s responsibilities after she left, one being ad sales and sponsorship. And the comment that I found interesting was that they mentioned that the investors were questioning why they weren’t performing as well. And internally, there was some questioning as to why that wasn’t performing.”

When Stephanie McMahon first made the announcement that she would be taking a leave of absence she noted that she was taking time away to focus on her family. There’s currently no timetable for her return.

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