Report: Vince McMahon Tried To Split WWE's New Day Several Times

What happens when you combine a beloved WWE act with a man who loves to split them up?

The New Day

Vince McMahon reportedly tried to split WWE's ever-popular New Day stable up multiple times during his creative reign over the promotion, reports Fightful Select.

McMahon, 77, was ousted as WWE Chairman and CEO amidst sexual misconduct allegations last July. Prior to this, Vince had pitched splitting Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods on multiple occasions, with one coming after McMahon had decided WWE should stop referring to Woods and Kingston as "New Day" while E wasn't with them for a while.


When Woods became King of the Ring in 2021, Vince suggested he turned on Kingston as "it's what a King would do." Unsurprisingly, given that The New Day have spoken out against the idea of turning on each other multiple times over the years, Xavier resisted this.

Vince had also pitched to break The New Day up via the WWE Draft in recent years. Later, he changed his mind, becoming "adamant they needed to be reunited."


Beyond this, McMahon also suggested splitting The New Day post-KofiMania. Again, the trio pushed back.

The New Day are one of the most tenured, popular, and enduring acts in WWE history, having coming together in July 2014 - and effectively stayed together ever since. This is barring a brief period in 2021, when Kingston and Woods were sent to Raw while E was drafted to Raw, though WWE corrected this by the following January.

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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.