After retiring from the WWE last July and stepping down from his duties as the CEO, Chairman and Head of Creative due to paying nearly $20 million in previously unrecorded expenses, almost $15 million of which were hush money for the sexual misconduct allegations he received from four women over the past 16 years and $5 million of which to the now-defunct foundation of former U.S. President Donald Trump, Vince McMahon forcibly made his way back to the company, returned to the Board of Directors and would ultimately be named the Executive Chairman of the Board. It was believed at the time that Vince would not be involved in the day-to-day affairs and the management structure would remain unchanged.
Since then, several changes have happened such as Stephanie McMahon resigning as co-CEO and Nick Khan being named the sole CEO of WWE. Vince McMahon would also be making his way back at the office and is already suggesting changes, but Paul “Triple H” Levesque is still the Head of Creative. Vince McMahon also brought back George Barrios and Michelle Wilson on the Board while some Board members have left, including JoEllen Lyons Dillon, Jeffrey R Speed and Alan M Wexler. A few massive names backstage have parted ways with the WWE as well.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that several people close to Vince McMahon have been brought back to the WWE and EVP of Operations Brad Blum, who was gone from the company, has been brought back as well, but there’s no word yet on if he was released or if he is just returning from a leave of absence.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“We were told that Blum has been gone, but it was not confirmed by WWE if he was let go or was returning from a leave of absence, but he was a strong McMahon ally. But there were people close to McMahon who were also brought back.”