What is being said about the mystery surrounding Stephanie McMahon’s WWE hiatus

As previously noted, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced that she will be taking a leave of absence from the “majority” of her WWE responsibilities.

During his podcast on PWTorchVIP.com, Wade Keller addressed Stephanie’s hiatus…

“I have been told not to expect the reasons that Stephanie is stepping away, to come out. But the implication is, there are reasons. So this isn’t going to be a public scandal. But it’s something. That’s about as much as I think I can say right now, based on the indications I’ve gotten from talking to people who know or know Stephanie and Hunter or know people who know them. And yeah, (they) are giving me indications of things.”

“Whatever is going on, sounds like it’s just very private. I have not been given any indications of what that is. And so it’s a private and personal matter, it could have to do with Vince McMahon or Shane McMahon, or Triple H. It also could have to do with something completely different within the family or something completely different going on. I just can say that I’m pretty sure it will not get out, at least not imminently. And it’s probably not going to be something that’s like making headlines or anything like that.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)

During a Q&A, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com ruled out that Stephanie’s hiatus had something to do with the Sasha Banks and Naomi situation

“I don’t think that has anything to do with her leaving. She has been a party to the WWE booking her whole adult life. That isn’t the reason. I have heard a lot of stories and frankly, until we can confirm them, I am not going to speculate. I don’t think it’s responsible or fair to be quite frank. All I will say is I do believe there is a lot more to it than we know right now.”