WWE President Nick Khan Speaks on Rumored Sale of Company, Roster Cuts & more

— In a 20-minute interview with reporter Ariel Helwani, WWE President Nick Khan discussed the company’s recent releases and commented on whether the roster cuts were in preparation for a sale. In explaining the cuts, Khan stated that he didn’t know if there’s “one explanation” for it but that they looked at whether the wrestler was “going to move the needle now or in the imminent future” for the company. He added that WWE lives “in the present” and “in the future” and that they don’t “live in the past.”

— When asked to comment on his recent “open for business” quote as well as the cuts perhaps positioning WWE for a potential sale to a buyer, Khan clarified that if someone “credible” calls on any business matters – NFTs, trading cards, etc. – they take the call because they are a sales company. He further clarified that if someone approaches WWE and asks them if they are for sale, their response is to listen to the offer(s) but that they are not actively trying to sell nor are there any meetings underway discussing a potential sale. He went on to say that any internal meetings are about growing the company.

— Finally, when speaking of the roster cuts, Khan pointed out that the decisions are made by a group of people and listed off Bruce Prichard, Kevin Dunn, Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, Vince McMahon and himself as those individuals who are responsible for the choices but stressed that ultimately Vince McMahon has the final say – “in WWE there’s one boss and that’s Vince.”

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