McMahon addressed the matter in a December 2014 interview, noting that, while he disagreed with Ross' actions at the event, it was ultimately Ross' decision to quit WWE because he wanted to spend more time at home rather than working for WWE. McMahon also said that although he wished Ross good luck with his other projects, he didn't think there would be any chance of Ross returning to WWE.
When asked why he left WWE, McMahon replied: "Because I got fired." The interviewer followed up by asking if this meant Ross had lost his mind, and McMahon responded: "No, but he has bad judgment."
These comments came after McMahon had criticized Ross for quitting during their Monday Night Raw segment. McMahon claimed that he was unaware of what happened with Ross until afterward and apologized to him for the misunderstanding. However, these comments were used by some fans as evidence that McMahon doesn't have complete control over WWE management activities.
After leaving WWE, McMahon worked as a color commentator for the New York Knicks television team before becoming the coach of the New Jersey Nets in 2015. He remains with the team in a consulting role.
Ross returned to WWE in early 2016 after signing a contract with the company. However, he disappeared from television shortly thereafter and has not been seen or heard from since.
During an interview with Inside The Ropes (via Nishant Jayaram of Sportskeeda), Jericho said that WWE's choice to plan his WrestleMania 33 bout against Kevin Owens was a major influence in his decision to quit the business. "They planned on having me win at WrestleMania, which is fine," he said. "But I won't do it for them anymore."
Jericho also mentioned that he had some disagreements with management over creative decisions and said that he was not given enough time to develop characters or feuds. He added that he was told by Vince McMahon that he was being taken off TV but would still be paid well. However, Jericho said that this wasn't the case and that he was actually being cut from the company.
He explained that he knew this was coming and had already started looking for another job when Triple H came to him and asked if he wanted to work at Nightline. After thinking about it for a minute, Jericho said that he believed that this could be his last match at WrestleMania so he might as well go out on top rather than later in his career when his skills have declined.
Jericho made his in-ring return at WrestleMania 34 where he defeated Seth Rollins in what was considered as one of the best matches of the night. Since returning, he has appeared regularly on Raw and SmackDown Live.
Jake Hager revealed his decision to depart WWE in 2017 on the most recent episode of Talk Is Jericho. Jake Hager stated that WWE sought to re-sign him as his current five-year contract was coming to an end. The corporation has the option to renew his contract for the next year. However, Hager said that he wanted to explore other opportunities within the industry and decided not to sign with WWE again.
Hager's departure created a vacancy at the top spot of the company's Raw brand. A match was scheduled between Shawn Michaels and Triple H for HBK's farewell ceremony, but during the bout, it became clear that Michaels wasn't able to compete due to neck problems. Thus, Hager was drafted to replace Shawn Michaels.
He made his debut on July 23, 2017, at the Battleground pay-per-view event where he defeated Triple H in what turned out to be his final match with the company.
After leaving WWE, Hager went on to work for various independent promotions including All In and HonorClub.
He also appeared on an episode of Talking Smack where he discussed his time with WWE.
While it was no secret that Roman Reigns was abroad caring for his family, he informed Corey Graves on the After The Bell podcast about his choice to leave WWE during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as how he is prepared to quit WWE and retire if necessary: To be honest, quite a few things. I don't want to talk too much about it because it's still kind of upsetting and heartbreaking, but basically, my wife and kids are going through a really tough time right now and I need to be there for them.
My wife has been dealing with this for a long time now. She had cancer when we met and got married and then she got sick again. So, this isn't anything new for her. But, this time is different because we can't go back in time and fix things. We just have to deal with it and move forward. And that's what I'm trying to do right now. I'm trying to move forward and hope things get better soon.
I decided pretty early on that I wasn't going to let this stop me from doing what I love. I couldn't live like that so I made the decision to quit wrestling and try and find another way to make money until things get better. If things don't get better, then maybe I'll have to quit working altogether.
He left because he was disappointed that WWF chairman Vince McMahon did not provide him a place on the writing staff, despite having previously promised him one. After leaving WWF, Jake the Snake went back to working oil fields and sold real estate.
Former SmackDown Tag Team Champion Shane McMahon addressed why he left WWE eleven years ago during a recent interview on Corey Graves' After the Bell show. Shane McMahon claimed that one of the reasons he left WWE in 2009 was to spend more time with his boys. He also said that if he would have known how much success his son Daniel would have while working for WWE, he probably wouldn't have left.
Shane McMahon also mentioned that when he first arrived in WWE, he felt like he didn't belong there because he was always the middle child and his father's favorite. He said that it took him a long time to get over this feeling and become part of the family.
He went on to say that now that he has three children under the age of five, it's hard for him to work long hours and travel like they do with most wrestlers.