• Full Statement From Vince McMahon On Retirement – Stephanie McMahon & Nick Khan Are Co-CEO
As we noted earlier, Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE after running the company for 40 years.
Below is what he tweeted:
“At 77, time for me to retire.
Thank you, WWE Universe.
Then. Now. Forever. Together. #WWE #thankful”
You can read Vince’s full statement on his retirement from WWE’s corporate website below:
“As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE.
Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you.
I would like to thank my family for mightily contributing to our success, and I would also like to thank all of our past and present Superstars and employees for their dedication and passion for our brand.
Most importantly, I would like to thank our fans for allowing us into your homes every week and being your choice of entertainment. I hold the deepest appreciation and admiration for our generations of fans all over the world who have liked, currently like, and sometimes even love our form of Sports Entertainment.
Our global audience can take comfort in knowing WWE will continue to entertain you with the same fervor, dedication, and passion as always.
I am extremely confident in the continued success of WWE, and I leave our company in the capable hands of an extraordinary group of Superstars, employees, and executives – in particular, both Chairwoman and Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon and Co-CEO Nick Khan.
As the majority shareholder, I will continue to support WWE in any way I can. My personal thanks to our community and business partners, shareholders, and Board of Directors for their guidance and support through the years. Then. Now. Forever. Together.”
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon Kisses Vince McMahon:
• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated Her Birthday
Today would have been the 99th birthday of Old School WWF Legend The Fabulous Moolah (Real name: Lillian Ellison).
The Fabulous Moolah wrestled in 7 (!!!) different decades: the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s.
Her first reign as Women’s Champion lasted a record 28 (!!!) years.
In 1995, she was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now WWE Hall of Fame) by then WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
July 22, 1923 – November 2, 2007