Jim Ross feels he knows who will be in charge once Vince McMahon leaves the company or passes away.
Speaking to Business Insider, he thinks talks of Vince McMahon passing away are a bit early -- he's still very healthy and works out like crazy.
I have an opinion on where the company will go. I will say this — you know, Vince is very healthy. He still works out like a crazy man. He really takes care of himself. So, he ain't going anywhere soon. We don't want him to go anywhere soon. He's the rock that built that thing. He's the rudder in the water. It's an amazing company.
He feels that he knows the roles Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will take. He feels Triple H will be the ultimate successor to Vince McMahon, running day to day operations. Meanwhile, Stephanie McMahon will be the face of WWE, doing charity work.
I think that, if I'm guessing, and it's gonna strictly be a guess — that the money would be on, probably, Paul Levesque to be Vince's successor.
I think Vince is kind of preparing him for that in a lot of ways. You always knew that he was different from the other guys because he was very studious, and very – under control. He didn’t drink. No drugs. He looked to be a lifer early on, and he got a lot of that from being a fan all his life growing up in the northeast — New Hampshire. Then, getting trained by Killer Kowalski who was a great, old-school guy. So, I think he's probably the heir apparent.
Stephanie is very involved and, you know, is really more of a face of WWE. She does a lot of charity work. And she's great at that. And you've got to have that in that world.
As for Shane, Jim Ross feels that he's fine with being just a on screen character.
I think Shane seems to be, apparently, content with being a TV character. I don't know where his role's gonna be going forward or what he wants it to be. But, I think that Paul Levesque is the one that seems to be earmarked to be the next guy, if and when Vince is not in that role.
Vince McMahon has given no indication that he'll be stepping down from his role as CEO of WWE anytime soon. In fact, he's taking on a new role as the founder of Alpha Entertainment, which is the company behind the revival of the XFL.