Last year Stephanie McMahon took a leave of absence from WWE, but her leave of absence was short lived as she was named interim CEO and Chairwoman when Vince McMahon stepped down not long after. When Vince McMahon announced his retirement in July of 2022, Stephanie McMahon became Co-CEO of WWE alongside Nick Khan.
However, times have changed and last week Vince McMahon returned to the WWE Board of Directors with the intention to sell the company. Today Stephanie McMahon confirmed she has resigned from WWE when she posted the following statement:
“Dear WWE Universe,
About 8 months ago, I took a leave of absence and within a few weeks, unexpectedly had the opportunity of a lifetime. I had the privilege to return as the Co-CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of WWE. I cannot put into words how proud I am to have led what I consider to be the greatest company in the world, working alongside a remarkable leadership team and one of the strongest executives I have known in my Co-CEO, Nick Khan.
Our Founder, Vince McMahon, has returned as Executive Chair and is leading an exciting process regarding strategic alternatives. And with Nick’s leadership and Paul “Triple H” Levesque as Chief Content Officer, I am confident WWE is in the perfect place to continue to provide unparalleled creative content and drive maximum value for shareholders.
WWE is in such a strong position, that I have decided to return to my leave and take it one step further with my official resignation.
I look forward to cheering on WWE from the other side of the business, where I started when I was a little kid, as a pure fan. I will always remain dedicated to WWE. I truly love our company, our employees, our Superstars, and our fans. And I am grateful to all of our partners.
Thank you for everything. Then. Now. Forever. Together.
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— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 10, 2023