WWE’s political landscape continues to shift as yet another executive is gone from the company.
The sports entertainment giant has faced major upheaval as of late. Following his retirement in July amidst an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and hush money payments, Vince McMahon announced on January 5th that he was appointing himself back to the WWE Board of Directors along with former co-presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios, meaning that three board members were removed to make space for the changes. Two more board members quit following news of McMahon’s return.
In his announcement, it was indicated that his return was to help facilitate a sale of the company.
Days later, co-CEO Stephanie McMahon announced her resignation from the company, leaving Nick Khan to serve as sole CEO. Moments after news of her resignation became public, a press release announced that Vince McMahon had been unanimously elected Executive Chairman of the WWE Board of Directors.
WWE’s Head Of International Has Exited The Company
Now, according to a new report from PWInsider, yet another high level executive is gone from the company. Matthew Drew served as Senior Vice President, International, meaning he was in charge the sports entertainment giant’s international operations. He began this job in June of 2021 after coming from a position at DAZN, and according to the report, he exited WWE sometime last week.
Drew’s position involved “growing WWE’s brand and business outside of the United States.” The SVP was instrumental in managing WWE’s global media partners as well as working “with other company leaders to devise WWE’s international strategy for live events, digital, consumer products and new revenue opportunities.”
News of Matthew Drew’s departure comes not long after longtime Vice President of Communications Adam Hopkins left after more than 25 years with the company. Hopkins was reportedly seen as very valuable to the company, and as such his exit was seen as a shock. He served in a variety of communications-related roles before settling into his Vice President position.