• Mick Foley, Michelle McCool, Renee Young & More React To Vince McMahon’s Retirement
Vince McMahon has officially retired from WWE. Below is the full statement that he issued:
“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.”
Below is how the wrestling stars reacted to this huge news:
Mick Foley: Thank you for everything, Vince. You changed my life.
Michelle McCool: Thank you Vince for everything you’ve done. We love you!
Renee Young: Think he’ll do my podcast?
Virgil: Biggest meatballs in the game. Vinny Mac was the name I gave you because of our love of macaroni. Love you VKM
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 22, 1989) – NWA World Wide
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
The Dynamic Dudes vs. Lee Scott & Scrub
Brian Pillman vs. Fred Avery
The Samoans vs. Cougar Jay & Jerry Price
The Midnight Express & Dr. Death vs. Snake Brown, Cruel Connection & Bounty Hunter
The Skyscrapers vs.Scrubs
The New Zealand Militia vs. Scott Hall & Tommy Rich