Update On WWE Role Of Triple H Following Merger With UFC

This past Tuesday was a historic day for both WWE and the professional wrestling industry as a whole as WWE and UFC officially merged to form TKO Group Holdings under Endeavor. The move marks the first time WWE has not been under majority control by a member of the McMahon family since the company’s founding in 1953. Despite losing majority control of WWE, Vince McMahon still holds significant power in serving as Executive Chairman of TKO Group Holdings as a whole.

One executive who seemingly lost some power in the formation of TKO was Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque. Levesque has been working in an executive capacity within WWE since 2010 and was a key member of the company’s Board of Directors for many years. However, it was reported in early August that he would not be part of the board following the UFC merger, a move that has since been confirmed with Levesque not being listed as one of TKO’s 11 board members in a press release earlier this week.

In the wake of Triple H losing his board membership, questions have been raised regarding his other executive roles in the company which WWE President Nick Khan and UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein have now attempted to clarify. In a conversation with Marc Raimondi of ESPN, Khan and Epstein confirmed that Levesque will continue his positions as both WWE Chief Content Officer and Head of Creative which he has held since September 2022.

The two also confirmed several other pieces of news to Raimondi: Most notably, Dana White will now serve as UFC CEO rather than President but will still be considered the leader of the organization; Khan claimed that McMahon began considering Endeavor and UFC as potential business partners when he attended UFC 276 last July and saw multiple similarities between the two businesses; and that UFC has been considering a partnership of some kind with WWE for the past 15 years.