WWE’s Chief Brand Office, Stephanie McMahon, says that there is no one person who can replace her father and current CEO, Vince McMahon.
There will come a day when the elder McMahon will no longer be running the WWE. For many years, fans of the wrestling company speculated that Stephanie McMahon and her husband Paul Levesque would take over the company.
“I don’t think there will ever be a person-to-person replacement for Vince McMahon. He does too much. The landscape would look different however it shakes out,” Stephanie McMahon, who has been both a performer and business exec for WWE for over 20 years and currently serves as the promotion’s chief brand officer, said on the “Bloomberg Business of Sports” podcast Saturday. ‘
“I do think a lot of the institutional knowledge is important, particularly with regards toward the core content. But it’s also surrounding our business with strong, smart executives,” McMahon said. “And that’s exactly what we have. So I do think it’s the marriage of institutional knowledge, the incredible production value, the creation of talent IP and storylines and really strong business executives to help us expand. I think it’s a combination of things.”
Vince McMahon has spent the last 10 years building an executive team that could handle all the business of the WWE. About a year ago, McMahon’s core team left the company forcing McMahon to start over.
Now, you have a great team of executives running WWE and possibly for the future. Nick Kahn is currently the President of WWE and was a key negotiator in WWE’s deal with NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service for the WWE Network. Paul Levesque is heading up WWE’s creative process. Stephanie McMahon is overseeing WWE’s branding initiatives.
Rumors of a possible sale of the WWE have been circling the internet for a while now. NBCUniversal has been rumored to be interested in purchasing WWE.
President Donald Trump is said to be returning to social media in the next few months on his own platform. The news came from Fox New’s Media Buzz when Trump’s senior advisor Jason Miller broke the news.
On Sunday, Miller said “we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform.” “This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to be completely redefine the game,” he added.
While Miller and Team Trump haven’t released details, Miller did say that the new platform would “be big.” The belief is that Trump would be able to get millions of new users from the start.
“It’s not just one company that’s approached the president. There have been numerous companies,” Miller said. “I think the president does know what direction that he wants to head here.”
The timeline for the new social media platform and Trump’s return is 2-3 months. Trump has been banned from almost all social media platforms since January due to “risk of violence.” Trump was banned following the January 6 Capitol Riots.
MultiMediaMouth.com will follow this story as it develops.
A&E released the following:
On “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Day (3/16), A&E is giving fans an extended sneak peek of the upcoming 2-hour special “Biography: ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.” Born out of the “Austin 3 16” catchphrase, the day marks the wild success of one of the most iconic WWE Legends of all-time. In this sneak peek, Austin talks about his road to creating and crafting the Stone Cold persona as well as some of the additional names he was given in his early WWE career but turned down. Premiering Sunday, April 18 at 8pm ET/PT on A&E, the two-hour biography provides an intimate look at the stories behind the Legend and is part of a 10-week programming partnership between A&E and WWE. #WWEonAE Subscribe for more A&E shows: http://aetv.us/subscribe-ae
Sneak Peak of the Stone Cold Steve Austin Biography
AMC Entertainment announced plans to open nearly all of their US movie theaters starting Friday.
AMC is the world’s largest theater chain and has been largely closed since March of 2020. During the pandemic, rumors of AMC’s bankruptcy would surface. The announcement of the theaters reopening show a new sign of life for the chain.
Shares of AMC rose nearly 6% to $14.35 a share.
AMC said the plan is set to open 98% of their US theaters on Friday and says 99% of their theaters will be open by March 26. AMC says that over 30 of their Southern California locations will be open.
AMC will have limited capacity.
Rock Singer Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash) has released the title track for his up coming solo record, The Ides of March.
The track comes in at 7 minutes and 39 seconds. Kennedy really takes the listener on a sonic ride. You can hear Kennedy’s influences from Led Zeppelin on the record. You have a classic guitar sounding opening and then breaks into more familiar territory for Kennedy with a rock riff. And then, out of nowhere, it feels like a little George Micheal snuck into Kennedy’s listening while he wrote this song.
Honestly, I don’t say this very often, but this song should win a Grammy. The lyrics, the vocals, the music, they are all Grammy worthy. Kennedy grabs your attention and he doesn’t let go at any point in the song. If this song doesn’t win a Grammy next year, then the Grammy’s should be cancelled.
With the song being available right now for pre-saves on the record, Kennedy also released a music video which you can watch below!
Watch Myles Kennedy’s music video for ‘The Ides of March”
Deadline is reporting that long time host and executive producer of ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison, will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette. Rumor’s of Harrison’s departure from the season came Friday when he was not spotted at the resort in Albuquerque with the rest of the cast and crew. Those rumors were then confirmed by ABC and the franchise producer, Warner Horizon.
While ABC has not officially announced that Harrison will never return to the show, they have yet to announce a permanent replacement. ABC and Horizon announced “former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season.”
“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette,” the companies said in a statement. “We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.”
It is currently unknown if Harrison will continue to be a producer for the show at this time.
Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his impeachment trial. The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit the former President.
In order to find Trump guilty of “incitement of a insurrection,” the Impeachment Managers would need a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes. Today’s vote came with all 50 democrats voting to convict with 7 republicans joining them.
Those who joined democrats include Republicans, including Richard Burr of North Carolina, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, and Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Now that former President Trump has been acquitted it opens up the lanes for a 2024 run as of now.
The second richest man in the world is stepping down from his role as CEO. However, he isn’t going anywhere.
Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon!
Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago in his home. The news broke early Tuesday morning in a letter from Bezos to employees. While Bezos will not longer be the CEO, he will still be serving as the executive chairman of Amazon’s board.
Amazon, which originally started selling books in 1997, is now a company worth $1.6 Trillion dollars (Yes, Trillion). The move to shake up Amazon’s executive leadership comes as a surprise to almost everyone but Wall Street has reacted well.
Bezos says he plans to spend more time on “other passions” including his Blue Orgin space exploration company, The Washington Post, as well as charitable organizations Day 1 Fund and Bezos Earth Fund.
“As much as I still tap dance into the office, I’m excited about this transition,” said Bezos
Amazon Web Service is the cash cow for Amazon.
CEO of Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, is set to replace Bezos. The transition will happen in the 3rd Quarter. Jassy’s replacement in AWS has not been named.
Edge, 47, returned to WWE and won the 30 Man Royal Rumble match, entering at number 1!
MultiMediaMouth.com would like to congratulate Edge on his win at the WWE Royal Rumble!
The Hall of Fame wrestler returned to WWE after being injured in May and won the Royal Rumble match. Edge has wrestled a total of 4 matches since coming back to WWE in 2020. Edge now guarantees himself a match at WrestleMania in Tampa Bay, FL.
Edge is a former multi-time WWE Champion and has won the Royal Rumble once before.