Less than 24 hours after the final bell rang at WrestleMania 39 it was announced that WWE would be merging with UFC in a monster multibillion-dollar deal.
The deal worth $21 billion will see WWE join UFC under the Endeavor umbrella. A new publicly listed company will be created that will be 51% owned by Endeavor and 49% owned by WWE. A press release stated that the merger is worth a staggering $21 billion, and Ariel Emanuel will serve as CEO with Vince McMahon as Executive Chairman.
With that news still ringing in the ears of fans all over the world, Triple H opened Monday Night Raw to deliver a message to those in the Crypto Arena and watching at home.
Triple H entered to a monster ovation and began by toasting the success of WrestleMania 39. The Game thanked all of the wrestlers in the back, the crew, and the fans, before turning his attention to the big news of the day. While not explicitly mentioning the merger, Triple H promised that WWE is going to continue being the company that fans know and love.
He signed off by promising nothing will change, “Then. Now. Forever. Together”
THEN. NOW. FOREVER. TOGETHER.
"The same WWE that you know and love is going NOWHERE!" – @TripleH#RawAfterManiapic.twitter.com/PRTlDyFO6T
— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2023
Triple H To Remain WWE Chief Content Officer
Since Vince McMahon returned to WWE in January there has been huge speculation about his involvement — or not — in creative. Interestingly, following the announcement of the merger, McMahon revealed that he will be involved with creative, but only on a “higher level.”
However, it has been reported that Triple H will remain Chief Content Officer.