WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H and former WWE Chairwoman & Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon are reportedly against the sale of WWE, or at least they were at one point.
“Sources told Axios that Stephanie McMahon and her husband Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, the company’s chief content officer and a retired professional wrestler, had opposed a sale,” the report stated.
In connection with it, the source mentioned that Comcast (the parent firm of NBCU), Disney, Amazon, and even Apple are potential purchasers for WWE. This is consistent with a report from earlier today that stated that Saudi Arabia and its Public Investment Fund are both involved, along with all the media players that have been the subject of speculation, including Comcast. WWE is also “in the hunt,”as is Saudi Arabia with their Public Investment Fund. Endeavor, the parent company to the UFC, is also “in the hunt” for WWE.
UPDATE – 1800 hours 14/1/23
Dave Meltzer has now made a claim that the Axios source is wrong. Stating.
According to a source close to both Stephanie and Hunter, the two were not opposed to the idea of selling the company. This source informed Meltzer, “Levesque and Steph were not against selling. They were open to all possibilities. In many ways, the company was guaranteed to be sold in some fashion in the fact that Vince McMahon’s shares had to be addressed. In that regard, some level of a sale was guaranteed.”
Meltzer himself is often wrong and we take both reports with the pinch of salt they deserve.