Shane McMahon, who is also the 39-year-old son of WWE chairman-CEO Vince McMahon, was a professional wrestler and on-air commentator before taking on his executive role. Shane McMahon’s announcement comes only a few weeks after his mother Linda McMahon stepped down as CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment so she could run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Chris Dodd.
In a statement, Shane said: “It has been an incredible experience to help build WWE® into a global phenomenon. However, having been associated with this organization for the majority of my life, I feel this is the opportune time in my career to pursue outside ventures.”
Said Vince: “Even though I am personally saddened by Shane’s decision to leave the company, I am proud of the enormous contributions he has made. He will unquestionably bring passion, commitment and extensive business experience to any endeavor he pursues.”