Over the past decade, WWE has made great strides when it comes to the presentation of women on its programming, particularly since the advent of the so-called Women’s Evolution that officially began in 2015 when Stephanie McMahon appeared on-screen to bring Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Sasha Banks to WWE Raw.
However, the latest milestone for women in the WWE doesn’t involve the on-screen talent. Instead, WWE CEO Stephanie McMahon took to social media to celebrate the November 14th episode of WWE Raw for being the first WWE television program produced with an all-female photography staff. McMahon praised the women on the team, noting that they’ve carved their names in WWE history forever.
“During last night’s #WWERaw in Louisville, @WWE’s Georgiana Dallas, Andrea Kellaway & Heather McLaughlin made up the first all-female photo team to staff a #WWE show – carving their names in company history forever! Thank you for all that you do!”
During last night's #WWERaw in Louisville, @WWE's Georgiana Dallas, Andrea Kellaway & Heather McLaughlin made up the first all-female photo team to staff a #WWE show – carving their names in company history forever! Thank you for all that you do! pic.twitter.com/6XJryjlnRo
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) November 15, 2022
Stephanie McMahon Became Co-CEO Of WWE When Vince McMahon Retired
Back in July, Vince McMahon shocked the world with the news that he was retiring from the WWE, something many people thought would never happen. The announcement came in the wake of the former WWE Chairman being investigated amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and hush money payments.
After Vince McMahon’s retirement, it was announced that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan would serve as co-CEO’s of the company. Stephanie McMahon’s husband Triple H took over as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and head of WWE creative, and his job title was later upgraded to Chief Content Officer.
During a quarterly earnings call back in August, Stephanie McMahon paid tribute to her father’s business accomplishments and expressed gratitude for her new position in the company.
“After more than 40 years of running WWE, my father Vince McMahon has retired. As a true founder and entrepreneur my father, and my mother for that matter, poured their heart and soul into building this business and taking it from a regional wrestling promotion in the 1980s to the global media enterprise we are today.”
“He built the foundation that WWE stands on and prepared us for the future. WWE and its Board of Directors have had succession plans in place and it is both a privilege and an honour to be leading WWE with my partner Nick Khan as co-CEOs and with Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, also my husband, leading our talent and creative.”
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