Connor Schell has resigned from WWE’s Board of Directors.
An SES filing on Wednesday states Schell’s decision to resign from the WWE Board of Directors was due to “an increased slate of responsibilities resulting from his new, expanded role at the newly formed The North Road Company, a global, multi-genre content studio.”
Schell was formerly an ESPN executive, holding the titles of executive vice president and head of content. Schell had been part of the WWE Board since April 2021. The Board of Directors now consists of 11 members.
“On July 6, 2022, Connor Schell resigned from the Board of Directors (the ‘Board’) of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (the ‘Company’), effective immediately. Mr. Schell resigned from the Board due to an increased slate of responsibilities resulting from his new, expanded role at the newly formed The North Road Company, a global, multi-genre content studio. Mr. Schell’s decision to resign from the Board was not due to any dispute or disagreement with the Company, its management or the Board on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.”
WWE announced last month that a Special Committee of the Board is investigating the alleged misconduct against Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis.
Vince has voluntarily stepped down as WWE Chairman and CEO. Stephanie McMahon has been named the interim chairwoman and CEO.