Saturday, November 17

Stephanie McMahon Says WWE Can Be “As Big As Disney”

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Stephanie McMahon attended the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday. In an interview with CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze, McMahon discussed WWE’s decision to run their controversial Crown Jewel event, as well as where she hopes the company will be in a decade. Transcriptions come via Christopher McManus at WrestleZone.

Stephanie, on WWE’s decision to go through with Crown Jewel:

“It was an incredibly difficult decision for our company,” McMahon said. “ We were trying to weigh all of the different factors and ultimately made a business decision based on our contactual obligations much the way other American companies are handling their business and we held the event.”

Stephanie, on WWE’s future:

“10-20-30 years from now, there’s no reason we can’t be as big or bigger than Disney. Now that’s a tall order, especially given recent transactions. However, there’s no reason we can’t get there. You have to dream big, have big, bold goals, and go after them.”

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