"I Wish She Hadn't Done That" - Nick Khan On Stephanie McMahon's WWE Exit
WWE President Nick Khan has discussed Stephanie McMahon’s WWE departure after the return of her father to the Board Of Directors earlier this year.
When Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE in July last year, Nick and Stephanie took on the mantle of co-CEO of the company despite Stephanie taking a leave of absence just over a month prior. When Vince returned to his executive position this past January, however, Stephanie once again bowed out and has not returned to the fold since.
Speaking on The Bill Simmons Podcast, the now-WWE President gave his thoughts on Stephanie’s departure. He admitted that he wished she hadn’t stepped away but respected her decision.
“She decided to step away. Initially, she was on leave of absence, some of the Vince stuff started to happen, he stepped out for a moment. She was asked by Vince, by myself, by the board, to come back. She came back, which we were extremely gracious for her in doing so.
“Ultimately, when Vince came back, she decided she was ready to go and step out. I respected the decision, I wish she hadn’t done that, and she knows that from me personally, she’s a terrific executive and a terrific person. That’s her decision, her relationship with Vince is theirs and when she made it, I have full respect for the decision.”