The WWE saw massive success under the leadership of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H since they took over from Vince McMahon last year. While Triple H became the Head of Creative, Stephanie was the Chairwoman and co-CEO of the company. The Stamford-based promotion also generated record revenue in the year 2022.
It looks like the good times are about to end abruptly after Vince McMahon recently made his return to the company. The reported reason behind McMahon’s return is to find a potential buyer for his company. Following Vince’s return, his daughter Stephanie resigned from her role. Triple H has retained his position and many believe that he will also be replaced in a matter of time.
There were rumors that McMahon had reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund for the sale of the company. Although this news was later reported to be false, many believe that Saudi Arabia acquiring WWE is inevitable. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, according to reports are, unhappy with the rumored WWE sale to Saudi Arabia and there is a big chance that they might rethink their positions in the company if the sale goes through.
Vince McMahon reportedly sells WWE to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund 🤑 pic.twitter.com/JZwdCKjJA3— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 11, 2023
PWInsider‘s Dave Scherer recently discussed the chances of Triple H and Stephanie starting a new promotion if Saudi Arabia buys the WWE and he had some interesting things to say.
“I would say no chance in hell, but I try not to speak in absolutes. Whatever the longest of longshots is, that is the answer here. With that said, if Vince really does the most heinous thing and sell to the Saudis, which would make the company a leper here in the US. I could definitely see Steph and HHH going to NBC Universal and pitch starting a company for them.” He said.
AEW owner Tony Khan to buy the WWE?
Ever since the news of McMahon putting his billion-dollar company up for sale, several names have emerged as potential buyers. The most eye-catching names on that list are billionaire businessman Shahid Khan and his son Tony Khan. The Khans are the owners of WWE’s rival promotion AEW.
Tony Khan has reiterated that he has an interest in buying WWE. Speaking on the Mark Hoke Show he said, “f there is a sale process, certainly I’m interested in it and potentially being involved in it….I’m interested in it very much.”— Cultaholic Wrestling (@Cultaholic) February 7, 2023
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Tony Khan during an appearance on The Maggie and Perloff Show spoke about his interest in buying the WWE. The owner of the Fulham Soccer team reveled that he is open to buying the promotion if an opportunity arrives.
“I am interested in the news that there is potentially a sales process and certainly, I think we’ve shown, when there are acquisitions and transactions, we’re capable of making the big purchases” he said.
It’ll be interesting to see what the future of professional wrestling will be if Tony Khan purchases the WWE. Some fans have already started fantasy booking possible crossover feuds on social media if the sale goes through.