Eleven days into 2023, the rumoured sale of WWE is already looking like the biggest story of the entire year.
Much has been said about the apparent sale today. At present, no official confirmation of a deal has been made public; however, rumours have been flying around most of the day about the company potentially selling to the Saudi Investment Fund.
It now appears that the Saudi gossip has unsettled key members of the roster.
Top WWE Stars Threaten To Quit
In a report from Fightful Select, it has been noted that Fightful had spoken with several roster members today. Many are apparently concerned about the return of Vince McMahon to creative, which is one of the expected scenarios should the Saudi Investment Fund takeover rumours come true.
“There have been numerous wrestlers, both those that have returned, as well as top stars in the company who have told Fightful they would walk out if a sale to the Saudis were announced.”
No talent has been explicitly named in the report, but it is clear that many within the company are growing anxious about the uncertainty over WWE’s future. Fightful’s article also stated that talent were kept entirely in the dark about Stephanie McMahon‘s exit and Vince McMahon’s return. They found out at the same time as the rest of the world without any prior heads-up or briefing.
It is worth noting that nothing in the way of a deal between WWE and the Saudi Investment Fund has been confirmed. As it stands, there is much confusion surrounding the sale, with various conflicting reports zooming around social media.
One notable piece of evidence to the contrary of a sale came from Ariel Helwani, who tweeted the following earlier today;
“Contrary to reports stating otherwise last night, there is no deal in place at this precise moment for WWE to be sold to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund or any entity, sources say. The organization is still exploring all options, I’m told. Developing.”
It has been only six days since Vince McMahon dropped his bombshell announcement about his return to World Wrestling Entertainment.