WWE Backstage Morale Falling Despite Recent Success

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On February 21st WWE announced that Elimination Chamber had broken a number of company records to become the most successful event under that banner in history.

Furthermore, with WrestleMania 39 a little over a month away the company has earned significant praise from fans and critics for its current storylines, especially involving Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, and Cody Rhodes. On top of this, television ratings are holding strong.

However, seemingly all is not well behind the scenes.

A new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider has revealed that many of the old fears that faced staff during the ‘Vince McMahon era’ have begun to return. When McMahon ‘retired’ it was stated numerous times that morale had improved immeasurably, and the atmosphere was much more relaxed. But with McMahon back as Executive Chairman and working on the sale of the company, morale is said to be “waning,” and the “unbridled energy” that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon brought in is starting to fade.

Johnson adds that while these feelings aren’t often coming from wrestlers, other backstage figures are uncertain. The feeling is that with a sale comes change, and this could mean a cleaning house process.

When Will WWE Be Sold?

Those within WWE believe that the process to sell the company will be a quick one. Speaking in a recent interview, CEO Nick Khan stated that a sale could go through within three months.

There have also been reports that Vince McMahon is being something of a hindrance to the process.

After retiring from his role with the company in July 2022 surrounded by allegations of serious sexual misconduct, Vince McMahon returned to WWE’s Board of Directors on January 6th.