WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff speculated about Kevin Dunn’s future with the WWE in the wake of Vince McMahon’s retirement.
Vince McMahon shocked the world on July 22nd when he announced his retirement from WWE amidst an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and hush money payments made to multiple women.
In the wake of his retirement, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were named co-CEO’s of the company, while Triple H now serves as both Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and head of WWE creative.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast (available early via AdFreeShows), former WCW President Eric Bischoff speculated about the future of the company in a post-Vince McMahon world, and how his leaving might affect longtime WWE executive producer Kevin Dunn, who has worked closely with McMahon for decades.
“He’s gone through it all and now he’s in this. At one point, does a guy like Kevin Dunn go, ‘F*ck, I’ve got enough money, man, and I kinda dig Florida. This boat is sweet.’ Cocktail at the country club at 2:00 in the afternoon on Wednesdays, not a bad way to spend an afternoon, or I can go back to work and start over in terms of a process and continue to ride this thing.
“I think Kevin is one of those people that was there as much out of loyalty, maybe more so out of loyalty than he was out of money, unless there’s something coming up that we don’t know about.”
Continuing, Bischoff made the prediction that Dunn will leave the WWE now that Vince McMahon is no longer part of the company.
“I think Kevin’s out. There’s my prediction. I think Kevin’s gonna walk. I can’t imagine at this stage of his life wanting to continue the grind when you’ve accomplished so much.”
Bischoff’s prediction echoes a recent report from Fightful Select that the executive is expected to be on his way out of the company. Furthermore, it’s been reported by Brandon Thurston that Dunn and new co-CEO Stephanie McMahon don’t get along.
Kevin Dunn is currently the Executive Vice President of Television Production at WWE and a member of the Board of Directors. Dunn was hired by Vince McMahon in the mid-1980s, working his way up from being an Associate Producer. He has been consistently ridiculed for his constant and unnecessary camera cuts to the extent that, during SmackDown’s debut on FOX in October 2019, the network reportedly took control over the ‘Dunnisms’ to provide a less-jarring experience. They have, however, since returned.
On a recent episode of his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze, Jr. revealed that Dunn was known to shoot down storylines for female wrestlers that he didn’t believe were “pretty enough.”