Vince McMahon has been in charge of WWE ever since taking over from his father in 1982, and despite many ups and down, he has single-handedly monopolized the entire pro wrestling business with his company at the helm.
All good things must come to an end – a proverb that WWE has kept in mind while scripting the storylines ever since the Monday Night Wars, and the saying could soon be leaving its mark on the chief management as well.
McMahon has made WWE into the global phenomenon it is today but his days as the CEO of the billion-dollar promotion could be winding down way sooner than expected.
On Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard stated that The Chairman could be “stepping away from WWE” for a while to focus on XFL provided NXT’s move to USA Network and SmackDown’s switch over to FOX go according to plans.
“I reported on Monday that Vince McMahon wasn’t at Raw because he was in an all-day meeting on Monday and had one Tuesday as well. According to a source in WWE I am told Vince McMahon told his XFL circle that he’ll step away from WWE for a very short period of time depending on how the Fox and NXT moves go.”
“If all three shows are stead by the time the XFL launches he will indeed focus on the league.”
The 73-year-old billionaire has handled XFL as a major project and plans to take it on the same level as that of WWE.
With Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Kevin Dunn and Paul Heyman running the operations, it won’t be long before Mr. McMahon steps away from WWE once and for all, although there’s “no chance in hell” for a Vince-less WWE at the moment.