Stephanie McMahon recently came up with a shocking announcement when she let the pro-wrestling world that she is taking a hiatus. She announced that she’ll be taking a “leave of absence” from WWE. Announcing on Twitter, Stephanie wrote the following statement that she’ll be stepping down from the majority of her responsibilities in WWE to focus on her family. She also added that she’s looking forward to returning. It was previously noted that several internal members of the company doubted her abilities in the role of WWE Chief Brand Officer. The higher-ups also reacted negatively to Stephanie’s decision.
What was the role of Vince McMahon in Stephanie’s decision?
Initial reports indicated that it was her decision to step away from WWE for the time being. But according to Business Insider‘s Claire Atkinson, Stephanie’s leave of absence from WWE was executed by none other than her father, Vince McMahon.
”It was executed by her father, Vince McMahon, the organization’s 76-year-old CEO,” Claire Atkinson wrote.
It has been also noted that during one of the recent rounds of layoffs, several of Stephanie McMahon’s close coworkers were let go. A large portion of the team she worked directly with was let go at that time. It was previously reported that the company has been looking for people to take on her CBO duties, which confirms that it’s not expected that she will be back anytime soon.
Stephanie McMahon also revealed she recently suffered an injury but that she is making great progress in training to get back to full strength. She recently made a WWE appearance at WrestleMania 38 when he introduced the Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson to the fans in attendance.
FightfulSelect.com reported that Stephanie was looped in on Raw related emails until Monday, where she was removed from the list.