Backstage Reaction To Stephanie McMahon Quitting WWE Revealed

How WWE personnel are reacting to Stephanie McMahon's sudden departure as CEO.

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon formally announced her resignation as WWE Chairwoman and CEO on Tuesday evening, doing so less than a week after her father, Vince, returned to the promotion's Board of Directors as Executive Chairman.

The now-former Chairwoman stated on Twitter that she "looked forward to cheering on WWE from the other side of the business," framing the departure as an extension of her 2022 hiatus. Nick Khan, her former co-CEO, now holds the position on his own.

Fightful Select notes, too, that Stephanie's husband, Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, remains WWE Chief Content Officer and is still managing talent and live events.


Stephanie was a well-liked figure backstage in the promotion. Fightful spoke to several WWE talents about the situation, with the reaction being one of confusion. Talent wondered what the situation "really" meant for Stephanie and Khan, with the general consensus being one of uncertainty.

Perhaps prophetically, one talent stated their hope that WWE's sale was on the horizon following Stephanie's resignation. Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is now believed to have agreed a deal to purchase the market-leading promotion.


Stephanie and Khan had been appointed co-CEOs when Vince McMahon resigned in disgrace last July, doing so amidst allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.