Nick Khan weighs in on the creative in WWE.
On April 3, WWE announced that the company entered a transaction agreement with Endeavor would see WWE and UFC merge and form a new publicly traded company by the end of the year. In an interview with CNBC, Vince McMahon said he would be involved in creative at a high level, but would no longer be "in the weeds."
On the April 3 episode of WWE Raw, McMahon reportedly made multiple changes to the show and was in Gorilla position during the night. McMahon has not been at subsequent television tapings.
Speaking on LightShed Live in an interview recorded on April 7, Nick Khan was asked about McMahon creative involvement in WWE.
"On Monday [April 3], when this deal was officially announced, Vince sent out a company-wide email to our thousand or so employees, including myself, and in the email he laid out the structure of the NewCo. Specifically, he articulated that Paul Levesque remains the sole Chief Creative Officer. Sole. How does that work? Does that mean that technically because I'm in charge of the business side of the business that I don't seek input from other people. I wouldn't seek input from Vince McMahon, who created this entire empire? That would be a mistake on my behalf. Paul and Vince, a family relationship, a relationship that spans back to the mid-90s. Paul is in charge of creative. If he wants input from Vince or Vince has ideas that he and Paul are going to communicate, that's always going to be the case. We're lucky to have Vince. We're lucky to have Paul in control of creative. We're lucky that the set up that Vince created, that the company could continue to exist, even when Vince stepped out for that five month period, the company kept flowing. We think the best organizations are set up that way and that's the way Vince set up WWE," said Khan.
Triple H stated that WWE wasn't going anywhere on the April 3 episode of WWE Raw.
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