Vince McMahon has been running WWE for many years now, and people within the industry have praised Vince for his unmatchable work ethic. However, the question of who will take over for Vince when his time is done is a question that will need to be answered.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently spoke to Business Insider about the topic, and he said that Vince McMahon probably isn’t stepping away from WWE anytime soon.
“I have an opinion on where the company will go. I will say this — you know, Vince is very healthy. He still works out like a crazy man. He really takes care of himself,” Ross said. “So, he ain’t going anywhere soon. We don’t want him to go anywhere soon. He’s the rock that built that thing. He’s the rudder in the water. It’s an amazing company.”
Ross went on to say that when McMahon does eventually hand the reigns off to someone else, e believes it will be Triple H who takes over.
“I think that, if I’m guessing, and it’s gonna strictly be a guess — that the money would be on, probably, Paul Levesque to be Vince’s successor. I think Vince is kind of preparing him for that in a lot of ways. You always knew that he was different from the other guys because he was very studious, and very – under control,” he said. “He didn’t drink. No drugs. He looked to be a lifer early on, and he got a lot of that from being a fan all his life growing up in the northeast — New Hampshire. Then, getting trained by Killer Kowalski who was a great, old-school guy. So, I think he’s probably the heir apparent.”
Of course that would mean Triple H would have even more power than Vince’s own son, but Ross noted that he thinks Shane may be happier working the role of a TV character like he’s doing now.
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