Rumors have been swirling about the potential sale of WWE in recent months, particularly after Vince McMahon forcefully reinserted himself onto the company’s Board of Directors. Now, a groundbreaking $21 billion deal has been announced by Endeavor, uniting WWE and UFC under the same corporate umbrella, and significantly altering the landscape of professional wrestling and combat sports.
Vince McMahon will assume the position of Executive Chairman for the new parent company of both renowned brands, while WWE CEO Nick Khan will become WWE President, similar to Dana White’s ongoing role as UFC President.
During a media announcement of the deal, McMahon confirmed he will continue to have some involvement in WWE creative, albeit “on a higher level,” leaving fans curious about the future role of Chief Content Officer Triple H.
John Pollock from POST Wrestling reported that Vince McMahon sent an email to WWE staff after the sale’s announcement, assuring them that
“Paul Levesque (Triple H) will remain WWE’s chief content executive.”
Vince McMahon was seen backstage at WrestleMania 39, and there were reports of him being heard on headsets early in the show, offering feedback and posing questions. This raised questions among fans about his creative influence before the sale was publicized.