Following the announcement that Vince McMahon, Michelle Wilson, and George Barrios had been re-elected to the WWE Board of Directors, the company had a “all hands on deck” meeting on Friday afternoon.
Only staff were invited to the meeting which was delayed by 15 minutes but only lasted for 10 minutes. According to Pwinsider.com, the following are some of the meeting’s key moments:
*They officially announced Vince McMahon was back on the Board of Directors.
*They reiterated that there would be no changes to management or their responsibilities at this time. So, Paul Levesque, Stephanie McMahon, Nick Khan, Frank Riddick III (who was on the call), etc. would remain in place in their current positions and jobs.
*It was also pushed that the move was a big positive and made to give the company everything they needed to make the most of their future rights revenue sales (i.e. new deals for Raw, Smackdown, etc.) as well as to gauge the market for the potential sale of the company with the idea that with Vince McMahon back, the entire company would all be on the same page in maximizing WWE’s potential leading into the future.
*The idea is they would be looking at potential sale offers ahead of any rights negotiations, in case that would be a greater benefit (i.e. more lucrative financially) than another rounds of just selling TV rights – but it was also greatly emphasized that a sale may not happen and it should not be assumed it would. The final say in all of this would go to Vince McMahon as the controlling shareholder.
*It was also mentioned that a “possible avenue” for the company could be for it to be taken private again if it was “the best outcome for shareholders.” This was mentioned among potential strategic options, not that it was something they WILL be doing.
*It was described to us as very much a rah-rah meeting to try and raise the spirits of the troops.
*They did not take any employee questions.