Stephanie McMahon surprised many with her announcement that she would be taking a leave of absence from most of her duties with WWE on Thursday. The daughter of Vince McMahon had been reducing her involvement in WWE as of late ahead of the announcement.
McMahon has received a lot of support from those in the company following the announcement and there is not any bad blood involved as she cited spending more time with her family as the reason behind the decision.
Fightful Select reports that much of McMahon’s team that she worked with directly was dismantled during recent rounds of office layoffs. One source stated they weren’t surprised by her decision but didn’t have any reason behind it.
WWE President Nick Khan will take over most of McMahon’s duties going forward. As previously reported, Triple H has returned to work full-time for WWE after being away for many months following his medical situation last September.
After working in the company since she was a teenager, she has earned the right to take some time for herself.