Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 7, 2023
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network at the 2014 International CES at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The network will launch on February 24, 2014 as the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, offering both scheduled programs and video on demand. The USD 9.99 per month subscription will include access to all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events each year. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Vince McMahon wanted to regain creative booking power in the company before he agreed to join the board of directors, according to reports.

McMahon had a desire to return to running WWE creatively, but the decision was made for him to focus on a larger business related role.

McMahon retired from his positions in July after the board directors found that he paid multiple women millions of dollars to remain silent about sexual relationships and encounters with him.

McMahon's daughter took over as co-CEO with Khan. Triple H took over as head of creative.

Lauren Thomas of the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that McMahon intended to rejoin the board of directors in order to have a hand in the media rights negotiations. McMahon wants to find a buyer for the company.

McMahon's return to the board of directors was announced in a filing to the SEC.

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Vince McMahon is back on WWE's board of directors.

A new filing says effective immediately Vince puts himself, Michelle Wilson, and George Barrios on the board and removes independent directors Alan Wexler, JoEllen Lyons Dillon, and Jeffrey Speed.https://t.co/HGzFZNvaXM pic.twitter.com/Y3HIRGearx

McMahon stated in his statement that he did not intend to affect the roles of the management team.

Triple H's status as head of creative will not be affected by McMahon's return, according to a letter sent by the company to its employees.

McMahon had been the head of creative at World Wrestling Entertainment since buying the company from his father in 1982, but he retired last year, leading many to think that he wanted to take that job again.

According to Meltzer's report, McMahon's return will not affect the company at a micro level, including the creative aspect, which has received praise for its improvement since Triple H's ascension to head.

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