World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) royalty Stephanie McMahon, the daughter of a former wrestler and founder of the Entertainment Empire, has revealed that she is about to take a break from the spotlight.
McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer, broke the news on Thursday, May 19, 2022 with a tweet to his 3.1 million followers.
McMahon tweeted: “From tomorrow, I’m taking a leave of absence from most of my responsibilities at WWE.”
Why is Stephanie McMahon leaving WWE?
McMahon did not elaborate on why he left the sports entertainment giant, saying he was “taking the time” to focus on his family.
Will Stephanie McMahon return to WWE?
While the news of McMahon’s announcement that he’s taking some time off from WWE may come as a surprise to fans, the second part of his tweet suggests he may return to his role.
In the final sentence of his announcement, he wrote: “WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company I love after giving this time to focus on my family.”
Wrestling is almost woven into McMahon’s DNA, as he has been a feature of sports entertainment outlets for years.
She is the daughter of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, and has held various positions in the company over the decades.
McMahon became acquainted with the glamorous world of WWE when she was a young girl and became increasingly involved in the family business after graduating from college.
Stephanie once held the WWF Women’s Championship and the famous “I Quit” wrestling match with her father Vince McMahon proved to be one of the most memorable matches ever broadcast.
McMahon has almost completely disappeared from his role in front of the camera ringside in recent years.
He became WWE’s Chief Brand Officer in December 2013, working with advertisers, media, business partners and investors.
The family business seems to be in relatively good condition, no doubt because of McMahon’s tireless work.
Faced with similar challenges from Wrestling Entertainment Enterprise, WWE’s pay-per-view events are extremely popular in terms of ticket sales, and TV shows have consistently won ratings.
Variety recently spoke with McMahon before returning to the WWE’s regular live event touring schedule after national events were shut down by National Lockdown.
He said: “I think I can speak for everyone who touches the WWE Universe – be it our fans, our superstars, our employees or our partners – we look forward to coming back together and getting back to where we are. I can’t. ”
Want to get the biggest story from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Daily, to get news of essential celebrities, entertainment and people’s interests from Monday to Friday.
Just a few months after the news of Stephanie’s time off came, Levesque announced that her wrestling career had officially ended due to heart problems. The 52-year-old revealed back in March that he was “done” with the game after undergoing cardiac surgery in September 2021.
“As far as the ring … I’m done. I’ll never wrestle again,” he said during an appearance on ESPN’s Stephen A.’s World. “First of all I have a defibrillator in my chest. Probably not a good idea for me to zap on live TV.”
“I had viral pneumonia. I had pneumonia. The next two days went by and when I got home it got worse,” he continued. “My wife saw some blood and things I was coughing. I went and checked; it was coming from viral pneumonia but I had fluid in my lungs. I had some fluid in my heart.”