- Oct 4, 2023
- Sep 1, 2023
The WWE CEO Nick Khan recently talked to the media regarding the merging of the WWE with UFC. In one of the interviews, Khan was asked about the current situation of WWE and its superstars. During the discussion, the WWE CEO talked about the reason behind pushing L. A. Knight. Khan gave the example of John Cena and related it to Knight.
“You mentioned LA Knight. I think what’s proven in combat sports is the next one never looks like the last one. So, you see folks, WWE included, you get a John Cena and part of the thought is, ‘Oh we just need to find the next John Cena.’ There is no next John Cena. Right? The next one never looks like the last one. If you look at UFC, the same thing,” said Khan.
The WWE CEO also felt that L. A. Knight should not be termed as the next big superstar in WWE. Khan felt that fixating does not work. “Sometimes an entity can become fixated on, ‘Hey this is our next so-and-so.’ I’ve never seen it work. LA Knight’s the first LA Knight, and that’s part of why we think that he is resonating,” added Khan.
Khan further spoke about Stefanie McMahon’s period in the WWE and wished she had not stepped out. “And ultimately, when Vince came back, she decided that she was ready to go and step out. I respect the decision. I wish she hadn’t done that, and she knows that from me personally. She’s a terrific executive and a terrific person. That’s her decision, her relationship with Vince is theirs, and once she made it, I had total respect for the decision,” added Khan.
“If Stephanie wanted to do something with WWE, of course WWE would embrace that. The WWE Universe would embrace that. I think she’s enjoying some time off. And you know the drill, after grinding hard…take a few months off. She still has school-age children, she and Triple H do. I think she’s enjoying herself,” concluded Khan.