The co-CEO and chairwoman of WWE, Stephanie McMahon, resigned earlier this week. Only a few days later, it appears that McMahon is making good use of her newly found free time to take care of a health issue. She revealed that she underwent ankle surgery during the previous week in a post on social media, writing, “Hectic week.”
“Regarding the repair of my ankle, I’d like to thank Dr Waldrop, Andrews Sports Medicine, and the Orthopaedic Center Staff. Likewise, thanks to Kevin Wilk @ChampionSportsM for starting my rehabilitation early! #RoadtoRecovery (And naturally thanks to my wonderful carer @TripleH.)” She additionally posted a picture of her waving from a hospital bed and an image of her right leg being cast-bound.
Her ankle injury’s full extent wasn’t made public. Many good wishes were sent her way, with current “NXT” Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, in particular, emphasising his understanding of her predicament. “He also fixed my ankle! You’re in very capable hands. Wishing you a speedy recovery!”After her father, Vince McMahon, and former WWE executives Michelle Wilson and George Barrios were reinstated to the WWE Board, McMahon abruptly announced her resignation.
Vince McMahon merging his company with the AEW?
In order to take a leave of absence, McMahon first left the company in May 2022. The allegations of sexual misconduct against her father, which caused him to resign and take a retirement. She officially became the chairwoman and co-CEO, sharing those responsibilities with Nick Khan, after the interim tag was removed in less than two months.
The report comes in the wake of rumours that Vince McMahon had sold WWE to the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. Perhaps it was a litmus test to see the overall reaction, as Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting and CNBC later reported that the rumours of the sale to Saudi Arabia were “never true to begin with.” Nevertheless, the entire story continues to get more interesting.
As per the reports, it’s a “long shot” to think that Vince McMahon would merge his company with the “much smaller” AEW, the #2 wrestling promotion in the world. Although those discussions have not yet started, the Khans are “open” to Vince McMahon possibly keeping his position after the sale. For those who are interested, Shahid Khan, the father of Tony Khan, has $7.56 billion estimated net worth according to Bloomberg.