Stephanie McMahon Delivers Keynote Speech On Day Of Mass WWE Releases

Stephanie McMahon delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Event & Arena Marketing Conference in NOLA on Thursday. Stephanie noted on Twitter that it was her first time in New Orleans since Wrestlemania 30. Below is a shot of her speech:

Stephanie posted this photo on Instagram:

Click here for more on the conference and Stephanie’s speech.

Richard Reacts: None of today’s releases were particularly surprising but I have to question the timing. Why would WWE publicly announce 10 releases when Stephanie McMahon was scheduled for a keynote speech at a major conference? Further, what does it do for talent morale to see one of the company’s top executives smiling from ear to ear on a day where 10 people lost their jobs?

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  • Tom Mayer

    While I agree with you, Richard… WWE is a huge business with many jobs. Stephanie has to do her job… HR/Talent Relations have to do theirs.

    There is never a “good time” to future endeavor anyone in any circumstance. I know this first hand as a business owner myself.

    • Richard Gray

      But wouldn’t it make more sense from a business perspective to announce the releases on a day where no major public appearances are scheduled? And why Instagram a big smiling photo? Just seems bizarre.

      • Tom Mayer

        I would bet it had to do with the recent hemorrhaged money and the necessity to review who they could and shouldn’t get rid of.

        • Tom Mayer

          I wonder how JTG is even employed still..he must offer the WWE street/hood cred.

          • Avalanchian

            He got the axe now.

  • Cory S

    I’m sure they had this appearance planned far in advance. How were they to know today would be the day of the releases? Nice over analyzing there Richard.

  • Avalanchian

    These releases are most likely the result of WWE not getting the TV contract they had hoped for and the failure that is the WWE Network.

  • K!NG

    the world doesnt stop just because there employment does.