WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon’s schedule and work ethic are the stuff of legends, and have led most wrestling fans to expect the 72 year old to be running the business for the rest of his life (or until he can get someone to give him billions for it so he can run a football league).
Whenever Vince does exit the stage, it’s presumed his daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Paul “Triple H” Levesque will take over. Will they stick around for as long as Mr. McMahon? Based on the answer Trips gave Germany’s RauteMusik, it sounds like it:
“I think for Vince [McMahon], it’s his passion, it’s his life... it’s who he is as a human being and as a person.
For Steph, this has been her family business and her life, and a passion as well. And same thing for me... I’ve had a long career and deeply into this. Vince will do this until, in my opinion, until he can no longer do it any more... And I think we feel the same way.
We have a strong passion for this, and for us to take his vision is very important for us - to take his vision, what he has done unbelievably well - to take that vision and that creation and take it beyond where it is, and beyond where it will be. To bring this the brand, the company, the business and all of it, like he did. To have a vision beyond what it is today to what it can be and where it can go. I think that the WWE, as a form of entertainment, as a company, as a media juggernaut, as a content creator, all of that, is really just scratching the surface of where we can be in the future, and I look forward to that future. And hopefully that when Vince is no longer here, Steph and I can do that justice and take it into the future of where it needs to be and hopefully future generations beyond that will take it beyond where we can imagine it to being.”
So not only does it sound like Hunter plans to be running things for the next thirty years or so himself, his daughters might be running the ship someday.
Hope you’re okay with the McMahon-Levesque regime.