• Vince McMahon’s Backstage Behavior On SmackDown Revealed
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
According to RSN, Vince was seen smiling backstage throughout SmackDown:
“Vince made sure everyone saw him smile. If you didn’t know what was going on, you’d think he just won the lottery.”
McMahon reportedly wanted to show everyone how confident he is about the ongoing investigation, which is also one of the reasons why he said what he said in his promo.
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 18, 2018) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WCW/WWF Legend Big Van Vader (Real name: Leon White) at the age of 63 due to heart failure after pneumonia.
Big Van Vader was most famous for his time in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling between 1990 & 1995 and for his run in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 till 1998.
Vader also wrestled for various other promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, Catch Wrestling Association, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action! and Pro Wrestling Noah.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son (former NXT Wrestler Jake Carter) on April 1, 2022, but unfortunately WWE failed to do it while he was still alive.
† REST IN PEACE VADER
May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018