Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon sets to “leave” WWE

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Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer of WWE, has announced that she will be taking a family leave of absence. 

McMahon made the shocking news in a tweet on Thursday afternoon, sending shockwaves across the wrestling community. 

McMahon’s decision, according to the New York Post, will allow her to “take some time after a trying previous year.” 

This is most likely in reference to her husband, WWE legend Triple H, who had a cardiac incident last summer that resulted in a near-death experience. 

McMahon told Stephen A. Smith in March that it started with viral pneumonia and him coughing up blood. Doctors discovered he had potentially lethal fluid around his heart after conducting tests. 

“I was nose-diving and on the one-yard line of where you don’t want to be for your family and future,” Triple H stated. 

“We have three young daughters, ages 15, 13, and eleven. Suddenly, I’m unwell, and their father, who has always been strong, is in the hospital. And I’m not sure if they realized the consequences, but there are times when they’re putting you out for things and you wonder, ‘Is this it?’ ‘Are you awake?’ That’s difficult to swallow, and it causes you to reconsider your position.” 

Paul Levesque, aka Triple H, has subsequently returned to work, although only in a restricted capacity. 

Since she was a child, McMahon, the daughter of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, has worked for the organization in numerous on- and off-screen roles. 

She joined the writing team in 2000 and worked her way up to Executive Vice President of Creative. In 2013, she was promoted to CBO and began working to improve the company’s image with advertising, business partners, and others. 

While it’s impossible to say if this influenced her decision in any way, Vince McMahon voiced disappointment in family members during a rare live interview in March of this year. 

Without identifying names, Vince told Pat McAfee the following about a potential successor: 

“To be honest, I probably expected more from my relatives, which is maybe not the appropriate thing to say. But, notwithstanding, you have to do the right thing for the company. So, if this person isn’t working out, they shouldn’t be employed.” 

It’s uncertain when Stephanie will return or who will take her role till then.

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Liam Sanderford

Liam is currently taking his master’s degree in Information Science. He’s an avid supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights and access to information and free education for the marginalized sectors.

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