• Tony Khan Reacts To Vince McMahon’s Retirement
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.”
AEW President Tony Khan tweeted the following after Vince’s huge announcement:
“Thanks to you wrestling fans and your great support of AEW, I’m grateful to now be the longest-tenured CEO in pro wrestling.
Thank you very much to every single person who watches AEW on TV!
See you for Friday Night AEW Rampage on TNT at 10pm ET/9pm CT/10pm PT
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon N!p-Slip (Wardrobe Malfunction) – Part 1:
• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Bob Roop celebrates his 75th birthday today.
From 1969 until his retirement in 1988 Bob Roop wrestled for many different territories, mostly for such associated with The National Wrestling Alliance, including Championship Wrestling from Florida, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (Jim Crockett Promotions), CWA Memphis Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, NWA Big Time Wrestling, The World Wide Wrestling Federation, … and others.
Especially for the later years of his career, during the 80s, he was mostly used as an undercard talent to put over other wrestlers, but always did so with style and had a very good reputation in every locker room he has ever been in.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB ROOP!