A new report has suggested that morale issues are starting to rear their head in WWE ahead of a potential sale of the company following the return of Vince McMahon.
Vince McMahon stunned the wrestling world when he returned to WWE at the beginning of 2023, strong-arming his way back onto the company’s Board. Following that move, he was then voted in as Executive Chairman of the company after his daughter Stephanie McMahon resigned from her roles as Chairwoman and co-CEO.
The belief is that McMahon is back to oversee a sale of the company and media rights deals while Triple H continues to run the creative side of WWE as Chief Content Officer – that is despite McMahon’s name appearing in recent WrestleMania 39 advertising.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider has now reported that the mood backstage in WWE is on the decline as a result of McMahon’s new role and the potential of the company being sold which will ultimately mean changes of some sort in one way or another. The report notes there is said to be “waning morale” in contrast to the “unbridled energy” felt in the company when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were put in charge.
It’s noted that most of this feeling does not come from WWE Superstars themselves but rather from others who work backstage in the company.
A sale could happen at any time in reality with co-CEO Nick Khan recently commenting that a process could take just a few months to complete.