Vince McMahon Lawsuit

Nick Khan comments on Vince McMahon’s return

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A few days earlier Vince McMahon had expressed his desire to make a return to the company after stepping down as the chairman last July. He did make a comeback recently and cemented his place on the company’s Board of Directors.

Nick Khan, who was made the co-CEO of the company in Vince’s absence, spoke to Bill Simmons on his podcast in an interview. He discussed how he knew that Vince would eventually make a return to WWE and the short retirement was a smart move by the veteran.

“When you’re on the inside, you see things that may be coming. My thought was that there’s only one boss in the company, and that ain’t me, I think it was always my point of view, Stephanie’s point of view he would come back. The way he played it to me was smart in that he went away for five, six months which people, meaning the audience, seems to like when somebody does that and he came back and took control back of his company as a company shareholder. So it is the public’s company as a publicly traded company. But with that, the controlling share gave him a lot of authority and he used it, and I applaud him for doing so.”

Vince McMahon hires former staff upon returning

Vince McMahon has been back with WWE for two weeks, and that’s created quite a stir in the industry. He was unanimously voted as Chairman of the Board of Directors, with Nick Khan now the lone CEO after Stephanie McMahon’s retirement and Triple H heading creative.

Apparently, McMahon has once again ‘surrounded himself with the right people’ as he looks to ‘help facilitate a potential sale of WWE and negotiate upcoming TV rights deals.’ As per reports, he brought with him former co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson to the board when he returned to the company.

Now, RingsideNews has reported that Vince was back in WWE’s Stamford offices this week and brought along Brad Blum, his Chief of Staff. For those unaware, the latter was released by the company a month and a half ago.

Reports also revealed that Triple H and Kevin Dunn told talent during a Friday meeting before SmackDown that McMahon will not interfere in the creative process, and that he is solely back to working on the possibility of a sale and the TV deals.

Stephanie had also previously told WWE’s employees that her father’s return won’t change things and that it would be business as usual. This was just days before she resigned as co-CEO and Chairwoman.


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