chief Stephanie McMahon has announced she is taking a ‘leave of absence’ from most of her roles within the company.
The 45-year-old executive – who is – has confirmed that from Friday (May 20) she will be stepping back and focusing on her family.
In an announcement on Thursday, she tweeted: ‘As of tomorrow, I am taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities at WWE.
‘WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company that I love after taking this time to focus on my family.’
She currently serves as Chief Brand Officer of WWE, while also making various media appearances to promote the company as well as working behind the scenes on various deals.
Earlier this month, she spoke on the quarterly financial call.
As it stands, there are no further details on the reason McMahon is stepping back.
Fans and stars have responded with well wishes, including several former talent like former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano.
‘You’re the best, Steph! Enjoy the time with your family,’ he tweeted, while on-screen personality Kayla Braxton added: ‘You’re a queen, Steph! We love you!’
McMahon’s last in-ring appearance came four years ago at WrestleMania 34, while she has only appeared a few times on TV since then.
In March, Stephanie’s husband Triple H – real name Paul Levesque – following a battle with viral pneumonia and heart failure, which has left him with a defibrillator in his chest.
Speaking to Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s , he said at the time: ‘For me, as far as in-ring, I’m done. I will never wrestle again. I have a defibrillator in my chest, which it’s not a good idea for me zapped on live TV.’