• Vince McMahon Has No Intention Of Stepping Down As The WWE CEO Permanently
Due to the ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct by Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis, Vince voluntarily stepped down from his position as CEO and Chairman of the Board until the conclusion of the investigation.
However, Vince is still going to handle the WWE creative and book storylines as usual.
Stephanie McMahon has been named the Interim CEO and the Interim Chairwoman.
Vince had the following to say about his decision:
“I have pledged my complete cooperation to the investigation by the Special Committee, and I will do everything possible to support the investigation. I have also pledged to accept the findings and outcome of the investigation, whatever they are.”
WWE has announced that Vince will kick off tonight’s SmackDown at 8 PM EST.
Mr. McMahon will appear on SmackDown tonight at 8 PM ET live on FOX. pic.twitter.com/6XEEDwR0Hy
— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2022
According to Alex Sherman of CNBC, Vince tore the original script of tonight’s SmackDown and made changes after his appearance was added to tonight’s show.
He also reported that Vince will appear in his “Mr. McMahon” character tonight to talk about temporarily stepping down as the CEO & Chairman.
Sherman later added:
“I’m also told that elevating Stephanie to CEO, after she just left to focus on family, is an optics play to signal Vince McMahon has no intention of stepping down.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 17, 1995) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Wheeling, WV and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1995’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Henry Godwinn vs. Bret Hart
Jacob & Eli Blu vs. John Smith & Gus Kantarakis
Man Mountain Rock vs. Kenny Kendall
Jeff Jarrett vs. John Syznowski
Jean Pierre Laffiette vs. Reginald Walker
Savio Vega vs. Bob Cook