Stephanie McMahon’s departure from WWE earlier this year left many fans wondering why she had chosen to leave the company. Recently, WWE CEO Nick Khan spoke out about Stephanie’s departure and a possible return to the company.
During an appearance on CNBC’s Closing Time, Khan spoke highly of Stephanie’s work as Co-CEO and Chairwoman of the Board earlier in 2022. He also stated that she is welcome back anytime she chooses.
According to Khan, Stephanie was on a leave of absence when he and Vince McMahon called her back to work in January of this year. Despite this, she did “phenomenal work” throughout the company.
Khan believes that Stephanie is in a great place right now and that she may have gone back to do whatever she was thinking about during her leave of absence in 2022. However, he emphasized that the decision to return to WWE is ultimately up to Stephanie.
“We would always love to have her as part of WWE,” Khan said. “The time would need to be right for her, and I’m not sure if she’s there yet.”
Stephanie’s departure came as WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon returned to work following his controversial “retirement” in July 2022. Stephanie had been on a leave of absence to spend time with family when she returned to work amid the investigation into her father.
Despite her departure, Stephanie remains a beloved figure among WWE fans and a key part of the McMahon family legacy. Her return to WWE would undoubtedly be met with great excitement by fans and would be a significant development for the company. However, it remains to be seen whether Stephanie will choose to return to WWE in the future or pursue other opportunities outside the company.