Vince McMahon has officially been named WWE’s Executive Chairman of the Board following his daughter Stephanie’s resignation.
Following the Tuesday evening announcement that Stephanie McMahon has resigned as WWE’s Chairwoman and Co-CEO, the company has issued a statement about how Vince McMahon is back in as the Executive Chairman of the Board.
All of this news is a follow-up to what happened last week when Vince McMahon returned to WWE’s Board of Directors to try to help facilitate a sale of the company.
In the statements below, Vince has named Nick Khan as the WWE Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Khan started with WWE as the company’s President in August 2020, then he became the Co-CEO with Stephanie in July 2022 and now he’s the WWE CEO.
The official press release from WWE’s corporate website can be read below.
WWE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTS VINCE MCMAHON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
STAMFORD, Conn., January 10, 2023– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Vince McMahon Executive Chairman of the Board.
Stephanie McMahon has resigned from her roles as Chairwoman and Co-CEO.
Nick Khan will serve as WWE CEO.
“First, I’d like to express my full support for Stephanie’s personal decision. I’ll forever be grateful that she offered to step in during my absence and I’m truly proud of the job she did co-leading WWE. Stephanie has always been the ultimate ambassador for our company, and her decades of contributions have left an immeasurable impact on our brand.
“I’m proud to announce that Nick Khan will serve as WWE CEO. Nick’s business acumen and mastery of the media industry have helped catapult our business to record revenue and profitability. Together, we look forward to working with the Board at this critical moment in time to review our strategic alternatives and maximize value for all WWE shareholders.”
“I cannot put into words how proud I am to have helped lead what I consider to be the greatest company in the world and I am confident WWE is in the perfect position to continue to provide unparalleled creative content and drive maximum value for shareholders.”
“Stephanie McMahon is a terrific executive and an even better person. It has been an honor to serve as Co-CEO with her. She will only continue to succeed.
“I’m grateful to Vince McMahon and our Board of Directors for their ongoing support. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them and my WWE colleagues to ensure our company may thrive as the premiere powerhouse in sports entertainment for years to come.”
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