A new report has indicated that the backstage morale in WWE has “improved significantly” following the retirement of Vince McMahon.
The wrestling world was stunned when Vince McMahon stepped down as Chairman and CEO of WWE, the company he had built into a global powerhouse over the last 40 years. McMahon’s retirement came somewhat under a cloud as he was the subject of an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and hush money payments made to former female staff of the company.
Stephanie McMahon took over from her father as Chairwoman of WWE while the creative direction of the company is overseen by Triple H as the company’s Chief Content Officer.
Fightful Select has reported that morale has taken a turn for the better in the months following McMahon’s departure. Some members of the WWE locker room have indicated that the culture in the company has changed with the new management team in place.
It was noted that the working environment is more “fun and easy-going” while one star noted that there is no longer a “perpetual fear” of being fired for things that the talent can’t control. It is also stated in the report that the talent having more creative input and more ability to improvise has been lauded backstage.
Disparities were noted between life in the company now compared to the 2022 Royal Rumble which was said to be “near an all-time low” morale wise with some even stating that their confidence in Vince McMahon was gone after that show.