Stephanie McMahon Announces Leave Of Absence From WWE

Stephanie McMahon

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon has confirmed that she will take a leave of absence from WWE starting 20th May 2022.

In a statement on social media, Stephanie McMahon announced that she would be stepping away in order to focus on her family.

As of tomorrow, I am taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities at WWE. WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company that I love after taking this time to focus on my family.

Having started her on-screen career with WWE in 1999 as part of a storyline with The Undertaker, Stephanie McMahon ended up marrying Triple H both on screen and in real life. As well as being an authority figure, McMahon stepped inside the squared circle to compete on plenty of occasions and has one reign as WWE Women’s Champion.

Behind the scenes Stephanie McMahon has held the role of Chief Brand Officer since 2013, however her roles before that are fairly wide including being both Senior and Executive Vice-President of Creative Writing between 2006 and 2013.

Although the details of why McMahon is stepping away from her role with the company were only listed as being to do with her family, it could be assumed that this is to do with the continued recovery of her husband Triple H who suffered a cardiac arrest in 2021 and officially retired from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 38 by opening night two to welcome the crowd and leaving his boots in the ring.

There will no doubt be plenty of outpouring from both within the WWE locker room and the wrestling world in general to the announcement, however former NXT star Johnny Gargano was one of the first off the mark to show his respect for McMahon.

More to follow as this story develops.