Vince McMahon is responsible for making WWE into the global phenomenon it is today – crushing WCW back in 2001, WWE has monopolized the entire pro wrestling business for about two decades, turning the system into their very own cash cow.
McMahon turned 74 last week but age is just a number for him. The CEO is now heavily busy with XFL as well as the upcoming Wednesday Night Wars with AEW.
The XFL’s relaunch in 2020 has added a lot on Mr. McMahon’s plate who could potentially step away from his WWE responsibilities (in the near future) to focus on the football league.
On Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard revealed that McMahon isn’t stepping back anytime soon as it all depends on how much power he is willing to vest in Executive Directors Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff.
“At the end of the day it’s all about what Vince is willing to let [Paul Heyman & Eric Bischoff] do. How much he’s willing to let them make decision-wise. So, right now we’re not at the stage yet so in my opinion we haven’t seen any major changes in the show.”
“Now when the XFL is off and running then it’s a different situation potentially, but for right now he’s still trying to juggle everything. Again, once everything starts launching as I reported he’s going to try to pull back and have these key people in charge of each business unit so to speak — Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. He’s obviously got Olliver Luck for the XFL and you know he’s just the head honcho in charge and he’s got those key people because he cannot do it all.”
As previously reported, Vince is eagerly looking forward to the war with AEW and that might lead him to stick around a bit longer than he would’ve had in the absence of a threat as big as the upstart promotion.
“I mean, this is a guy in his mid-70’s and if you understand how the business world works it’s just not possible. There is a transition taking places. It’s gonna take a long time and they’re gonna have to build Vince’s trust.”