WWE's new regime has this week moved to increase the number of paid holiday dates its employees are entitled to take off, reports Fightful Select.
Co-CEOs Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan, along with EVP and head of creative Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, led an all-employee meeting to announce the expansion to WWE's holiday schedule. This came on Tuesday, with the new regime adding Veteran's Day, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving eve, and a floating date to its list of paid days off.
All of the following are now included:-
- New Year's Day (1 Jan)
- MLK Day (third Monday of January)
- President's Day (third Monday of February)
- Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
- Juneteenth (19 June)
- Independence Day (3 & 4 July)
- Labor Day (first Monday of September)
- Veteran's Day (11 November)
- Thanksgiving Break (22-24 November)
- Holiday Break (25-29 December)
Fightful notes that the paid holiday expansion has seemingly boosted WWE morale, which is something Khan, McMahon, and Levesque have made a concentrated effort on since ascending to power.
WWE's road schedule has been significantly reduced over the past few years. Where once the promotion was known for its intense, demanding workload, a diminished house show schedule means that beyond television tapings and pay-per-views, events are typically reserved for Saturdays and Sundays now. While still busy, the schedule is a far cry from the days of constant travel to shows five, six, or even seven days a week.