Stephanie McMahon, a renowned figure in the world of professional wrestling, was recently seen at the WWE Survivor Series event in Chicago, adding a touch of her celebrated presence to the festivities. Notably, her appearance wasn't for official duties but a casual visit, mingling and spending time backstage.
Stephanie McMahon's presence at wrestling events has become a rarity since she took a step back from her regular backstage appearances, her last notable presence being during the WrestleMania weekend. This change followed her decision in January to resign from her pivotal roles within the WWE.
Stephanie McMahon's Resignation
In a significant move early this year, Stephanie McMahon announced her resignation from the dual roles of co-CEO and Chairwoman of WWE. This decision caught the attention of the wrestling world.
This topic was brought up during WWE President Nick Khan's appearance on the Bill Simmons Podcast, where he expressed his thoughts on Stephanie's departure from her corporate responsibilities. Khan revealed that Stephanie's decision came after a brief return to the company.
"Initially, she took a leave of absence. Then, with Vince stepping out momentarily and some internal shifts, Vince, myself, requested her and the board to return, to which she graciously agreed," Khan shared. However, following Vince McMahon's return, Stephanie chose to step down.
Khan voiced his respect for her decision and wished she had stayed on. He praised her as both an outstanding executive and a person, acknowledging the personal dynamics involved in her decision. The future remains uncertain, but Khan is optimistic about the possibilities, especially regarding Stephanie's potential return to WWE in a corporate role.
"With the current leadership structure - Vince as the Chairman, Paul (Triple H) heading creative, and my role - if Stephanie ever wishes to rejoin WWE at the corporate level, she would be wholeheartedly welcomed back by both the company and the WWE Universe," he stated.
For now, Stephanie is enjoying a well-deserved break, focusing on her family and personal time, a decision that Khan and the WWE community respect and support.