WWE has now entered a brand new era, as Vince McMahon’s supreme ownership of the company ended with the UFC and WWE’s recent merger. Now that Endeavor owns 51% of the Stamford-based promotion, there are estimated to be quite a few changes in the product.
After the merger, there have been a lot of speculations about what can possibly happen, and it has created confusion among the fans. Not just the fans, but the WWE roster had also been uncertain about the direction the company would be going, and the company’s president, Nick Khan, admitted the same.
For the first time in 41 years Vince McMahon is no longer the majority owner of WWE.
End of an era. pic.twitter.com/Q4RBZaa16U
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) September 12, 2023
After Vince‘s exit from the position of being the biggest stakeholder in the Stamford-based promotion, Khan reportedly sent a memo to staff. In this memo, he acknowledged the uncertainty within the company and also thanked everyone for their commitment.
Informing the staff about the changes that are likely to occur, Nick stated, “As we now begin this transition, we will be in touch with more details. In the interim, we will be communicating with each of you regarding new policies and procedures. HR will also be available to answer any and all questions you may have.” (Via: Wrestling Inc)
The authority figure also gave assurance that the Triple H-led promotion will continue to have the special culture, as it won’t be affected by the merger. Nick Khan making sure that the staff was not concerned about the future was a great way of dealing with the situation, and such gestures have played a major role in WWE’s success over the years.
Nick Khan increases unpredictability around CM Punk’s WWE return
WWE’s president not only admitted the uncertainty after Vince McMahon’s exit following the WWE and UFC merger, but also talked about CM Punk’s return. Nick Khan talked about The Straight Edge Superstar’s return during a conversation with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi.
When asked if he would be interested in a potential WWE return for the star, Nick shared his take on the Best In The World. Even though he didn’t answer directly if he’s interested in signing him back to their company, he expressed how he has respect for everything Punk has done for the Triple H-led promotion.
I asked WWE president Nick Khan today whether or not WWE would be interested in bringing back CM Punk following his firing from AEW.
Khan didn’t say yes, nor no. This is what he responded: pic.twitter.com/C69cxlQryl
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) September 12, 2023
With a prominent WWE figure sharing such positive comments about Punk, the unpredictability around CM Punk’s return has increased further. Previously, there have been reports that Triple H’s company is interested in signing their former World Champion, but it’s not really certain. Thus, it’ll be very interesting to see whether he actually makes a return to the Stamford-based promotion or not.