• “Tone deaf and embarrassing” – Top WWE Talent On Vince McMahon’s SmackDown Promo
Last night’s SmackDown kicked off with ex-WWE CEO Vince McMahon coming out to a huge pop.
Vince said he’s privileged to be here in front of the fans. He then talked about the “Then, Now, Forever, Together” line in WWE’s TV intro, with “together” being the most important.
He then welcomed the fans to SmackDown, threw the mic and left.
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2022
Fightful Select received statements from current & former top WWE stars on Vince’s promo and they reported the following:
“’Business as usual’ was a term constantly reiterated backstage. Few knew what Vince McMahon was going to say to kick off the show.
A top talent immediately contacted Fightful and said it was ‘tone deaf and embarrassing’, and believed it was his way of putting himself on screen as a power move to lessen the impact of an investigation’s findings.
A former top talent who left the company said that ‘I’m happy it didn’t last long, so I didn’t have to sit through whatever bullsh*t he was going to say. But it shows that he has no accountability, especially when something is directly his fault’.”
Former WWE Interviewer Renee Young tweeted the following GIF as he reaction to the promo:
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) June 18, 2022
• Old School AWA Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 86th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Larry “The Axe” Hennig.
Larry Hennig wrestled for various promotions in the 60s, 70s & 80s, such as Verne Gagne’s AWA and Vince McMahon Sr.’s WWWF.
He was the father of Old School WWF Legend “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, and the grandfather of former WWE Wrestler Curtis Axel.
Larry isn’t in the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but will most likely be inducted one day as part of the annual Legacy Wing inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 18, 1936 – December 6, 2018