WWE superstar Kofi Kingston recently spoke with SHAK Wrestling about a wide range of topics, which included the former world champion weighing in on Stephanie McMahon’s decision to step down from her role as Co-CEO, what that resignation means, and how important Stephanie is to the company and the talent backstage. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
On Stephanie McMahon:
I’ve been so lucky to have gotten to know Stephanie very well over the past 15 years, and her passion for the industry is just undeniable. I mean, obviously, it’s the family business, but, you know, just listening to her talk — I’m even getting goosebumps thinking about it right now — but going to different events and listening to her talk about the impacts that we’ve made as a company and just her experience going from a youth all the way to an adult, like, WWE is her life, so she means a lot.
Says Stephanie is the lifeblood of WWE:
She does so much for the company, whether a lot of it gets seen or not. She is part of the lifeblood that allows the WWE to exist, so her presence will definitely be missed for sure, but I think she’s earned the right to retire and enjoy her family life, and I’m happy for her in that sense.
H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)