Vince McMahon recently announced his retirement from his roles as Chairman and CEO of WWE. It was later clarified that he was also done with his work on creative. Some reports have emerged regarding his backstage performance as well. It was revealed that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will serve as Co-CEOs of WWE, while Triple H is EVP of Talent Relations. Reports suggest that some in the company aren’t quite keen on working with Hunter and Steph as they have now climbed up the ladder.
Stephanie McMahon might not be on good terms with Kevin Dunn
One of those people has been reported to be the current Executive Producer & Chief, Global Television Distribution, Kevin Dunn. According to Brandon Thurston, who spoke over on Busted Open Radio, it’s been revealed that he’s heard from many sources that Stephanie McMahon and Kevin Dunn “don’t like each other.” Kevin Dunn could be on his way out of WWE after Vince McMahon’s retirement.
It’s also been recently reported that Dunn also isn’t a major “Triple H guy” which could now prove to be an issue with The Game now being named the Head of Creative and Talent Relations. As Triple H now leads the entire creative process, it might not be the most healthy working environment between them.
Kevin Dunn’s overall reputation backstage and with talent has not been the most positive, with many believing he could be leaving soon. Many fans had also started a #FireKevinDunn trend back in October of 2016 when it was reported he had been disparaging superstars.
A new update emerged to that initial report by Fightful Select has revealed there are rumors among talent that expect Kevin Dunn to be the next to leave. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, McMahon, along with Dunn, his longtime associate and EVP of WWE Television Production, were absent from “WWE SmackDown” last week in Orlando, Florida which was certainly a rare occurrence. One thing of note is that when the same talent speculated that John Laurinaitis was being let go from the company, that ended up being the case, and now they’ve talked about Dunn being gone next. Reports online expect Dunn to be gone from WWE by the end of 2022.