Chief Brand Officer of WWE, Stephanie McMahon, has announced that she will be taking some time off from her work in the company. Reports claim that many of the company execs found out about the news via Stephanie’s Twitter post.
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
Why is Stephanie McMahon taking a leave?
Reports claim that there isn’t any exact date on Stephanie’s return to WWE. She will be back, nonetheless. The news comes out after her husband, Triple H, suffered from a cardiac event earlier this year. Stephanie was multi-tasking with her family issues and her WWE duties simultaneously.
Official statement from WWE:
“Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event. The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.” https://t.co/daTT1SnBUz
— WWE (@WWE) September 8, 2021
Stephanie McMahon’s Departure will see major changes in the company. WWE is a family business, but with recent firing of Shane McMahon and Linda McMahon’s work in politics has created a void in the company. WWE President Nick Khan will now assume the responsibilities of Stephanie McMahon during her leave of absence.
Update on Triple H’s return to WWE
As reported earlier, Triple H announced his retirement from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 38. It was not the way he wanted to finish his career, but given his medical issues, The Game had to hang up his boots. Triple H is reportedly back to assume his executive role in WWE.
— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2022
Stephanie McMahon was reported to have taken up the duties of Triple H’s executive role during his serious health scare. He will not be involved in NXT‘s everyday creative, but will assume the role of recruiting and developing talent for the company.