WWE Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon Resigns, Vince Returns as Executive Chairman

Reuters
By Reuters
January 10, 2023Sportsshare
WWE Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon Resigns, Vince Returns as Executive Chairman
Stephanie McMahon attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Stuber" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles on July 10, 2019. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

World Wrestling Entertainment elected former chief Vince McMahon as the executive chairman of the board on Tuesday, the company said, adding that co-chief executive officer and chairwoman Stephanie McMahon resigned from her role.

Nick Khan will serve as the new WWE CEO, the entertainment firm added.

Vince McMahon, 77, returned to the board last week and elected himself and two former co-presidents and directors Michelle Wilson and George Barrios to the board.

McMahon’s daughter Stephanie announced her resignation in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I look forward to cheering on WWE from the other side of the business, where I started when I was a little kid, as a pure fan,” she said.

Vince McMahon, who ran the company for four decades, said last week that the only way for WWE to fully capitalize on growing demand for content and live entertainment was for him to return as executive chairman.

Vince McMahon
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon appears in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Aug. 24, 2009. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon appears in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Aug. 24, 2009. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The company also announced at the time that it would explore strategic alternatives.

McMahon retired in July last year, as the company’s CEO and chairman, following an investigation into his alleged misconduct. Later, WWE said that it found some unrecorded expenses tied to McMahon.

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