Vince McMahon stepped away from pro wresting today. The 77-year-old announced his retirement via Twitter. McMahon named his daughter Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan co-CEO’s. Now we know what he said to his staff.
“To all WWE Superstars: as I approach 77 years old (OMG am I really that old?), I feel it’s time for me to retire. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing my passion, wisdom, and love of the business with you. No longer will you see the smiling, docile, level-headed, calm presence at Gorilla every week.
“Your dedication to WWE will ensure that our company will continue to grow and prosper. Our organization is nothing without you. You are WWE’s only natural resource, chosen to perform in front of a global audience.
“You are all WWE Global Ambassadors. Carry the WWE flag wherever you go. Wave it high and proud. And bust your ass to be all you can be as a person and as a performer.
“One other thing-I won’t be with you, but I’ll be watching. Remember to keep your hands up, grab a hold, and sell. Btw, SmackDown airs live tonight at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central on FOX.
WWE also announced that Stephanie McMahon will kick off SmackDown this week. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next in store for WWE without Vince in-charge. Keep reading Thirsty for more.
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