New co-CEO of WWE Stephanie McMahon discussed her father Vince McMahon’s retirement at the top of SmackDown on Friday.
Stephanie kept it short, saying her father told her to come out and thank all of the fans and staffers for the ride.
Next, she said it was apropos to lead a “Thank you, Vince” chant, which the crowd agreed:
— WWE (@WWE) July 23, 2022
Earlier today, Vince McMahon announced his retirement just weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported he had paid $12 million in hush money to four separate women to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct.
Vince will remain the majority shareholder of the company, as Stephanie and Nick Khan share CEO responsibilities.
In a follow-up story, we discussed the growing possibility that WWE will next explore a sale. You can read that article here.