More notes on Stephanie McMahon’s leave of absence
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon’s leave of absence has shocked many people within the company.
As noted, McMahon took to Twitter this afternoon and announced that she is taking some time away from the majority of her WWE responsibilities to be with her family, beginning tomorrow. She noted that WWE is a lifelong legacy for her, and she looks forward to returning to the company that she loves after taking time off to focus on her family.
In an update, it was noted by Fightful Select that there had been talk of McMahon being less involved in WWE as of late. However, WWE sources have quickly shut down any potential rumors on McMahon being pushed out of her position.
Regarding internal reactions to the announcement, PWInsider reports that just about no one besides the inner-most circle had any idea this was coming. Furthermore, many people were completely shocked and taken aback by the news. It was also noted that there are many people reaching out within WWE and beyond the company to try and find out what led to McMahon’s decision.
McMahon noted in her announcement that she looks forward to returning to work, and everyone expects her to come back, but there is no timetable as of now. There is no word yet on who will be handling McMahon’s duties while she’s away.
McMahon’s announcement was re-tweeted by her husband, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development Paul “Triple H” Levesque. Triple H has also scaled back his duties with WWE following a serious cardiac event last fall. They have three daughters together.
McMahon has been working for WWE full-time since graduating college, and made her on-screen debuting during the Attitude Era in the 1990s. She previously took over WWE creative in 2000, but no longer runs that division as she has been Chief Brand Officer since 2013.
Stay tuned for more on McMahon. For those who missed it, you can see her full tweet below:
As of tomorrow, I am taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities at WWE. WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company that I love after taking this time to focus on my family.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) May 19, 2022