Vince McMahon shocked the world last July when he announced his retirement from WWE amidst an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and hush money payments.
In the wake of his retirement, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were made co-CEO’s of the company while Triple H took over both talent relations and creative operations as Chief Content Officer.
However, McMahon’s departure was short-lived, and he announced in early January that he would be electing himself back to the Board of Directors in order to facilitate a sale of the company. Stephanie McMahon resigned days later, leaving Khan as sole CEO.
Fast forward to April 3rd, and it was announced that WWE would be merging with UFC to form a new $21+ billion entity. Endeavor head Ari Emmanuel will serve as CEO of the company while Vince McMahon is Executive Chairman of the Board. Dana White will stay on as UFC president, and former WWE CEO Nick Khan is now WWE president.
Triple H remains the Chief Content Officer, though McMahon reportedly made a number of last-minute creative changes to the post-WrestleMania Raw, leaving those backstage concerned that he was taking more power backstage. He was not, however, at the April 7th episode of SmackDown, which saw Sami Zayn take on Jey Uso in the main event.
Matt Hardy Compared Vince McMahon’s WWE Return To Game Of Thrones
Discussing McMahon’s return on the latest episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, AEW star Matt Hardy said that Vince McMahon is back in power and believes the Chairman will continue to show up backstage in the future.
“My gut says if he’s back in the you know, if he’s back in the iron throne, as the king, you know, I think when it comes to Game of Thrones, I think you’ll be there much more often than not. Yeah, that’s just my guess. That’s my guess.”
McMahon himself has indicated that he is once again involved in creative, though he claims he won’t be working “in the weeds” anymore despite his involvement at Raw.
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