On January 6th, it was confirmed that Vince McMahon had completed his shock return to WWE by reinstating himself to the company’s Board of Directors with the reported intention of pursuing a sale of the sports entertainment giant.
As WWE’s majority shareholder, Vince McMahon elected himself back onto the Board and brought with him former co-presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios. The power-play would see McMahon replace three current board members, assuming control of the company.
Recently, more details have emerged on the discussions Vince McMahon had with WWE ahead of his return, with his initial pitch having been made on December 20th, 2022.
Despite being rebuffed at first, McMahon continued to fight his position, claiming that – as a majority shareholder – he should be involved in any negotiations relating to media rights or a sale of the company.
Vince McMahon won’t return to his WWE office
While he is now officially back on the Board of the company he created decades ago, WWE has made it clear to employees that Vince McMahon will not be involved in day-to-day operations and the current management team will stay in place.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that not only will McMahon not be involved in the TV side of WWE, but he wouldn’t even be making use of his old office in Stamford, Connecticut.
“I don’t think he’s coming back to TV, I mean, the word is he’s not. The word is he’s not even returning to his office. We’ll see how long that lasts.”
If Vince McMahon were to return to work at WWE HQ, it may not be the same office he remembers. The company recently announced it will be relocating all of its Stamford-based employees out of the famed Titan Towers into a new thirteen-story building at 707 Washington Boulevard over the course of 2023.
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