WWE Talent “Likely” To Leave Under Vince McMahon Leadership
2023 has been a year like no other with Vince McMahon returning from a short-lived retirement and the company being bought by Endeavor in a $21 billion deal, but not everyone is happy with the direction the company is going in.
Following McMahon’s retirement in July 2022, Triple H assumed creative control of the company as Chief Content Officer. When Vince McMahon returned to the company in January 2023, many believed it was only a matter of time before he took the creative reins himself and now that WWE has been sold to Endeavor, it looks like that is definitely the case.
McMahon was described as “firmly in charge” of the Raw following WrestleMania and several re-writes of the show took place that left many stars less than impressed.
Fightful Select reported that several women on the roster “grew frustrated” at changes that saw two triple threat matches cut to one tag team match on the show. Bayley was also originally meant to be at ringside with her Damage CTRL teammates but she was also scrapped, as questions about her future remain.
Vince McMahon returning to run the show has caused morale to slump in WWE considering he had earlier that day maintained that he would not be “in the weeds” on creative, suggesting that Triple H would be left to continue in his role unimpeded.
The report continued to note that at least two WWE stars including “one near the top of the card” said that they’d “likely” be requesting their release from the company should Vince McMahon continue to run creative. Another unnamed star noted that they’d “just ride out their deal” with the promotion. Several wrestlers are said to be exploring their future options in the wake of McMahon’s return.
It should be noted that stars such as Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Dakota Kai, and a host of other stars had previously been let go from WWE under McMahon’s leadership and had been brought back when Triple H assumed power.