The script for tonight’s WWE Smackdown reportedly “torn up” by Vince McMahon

As previously noted, Vince McMahon has temporarily has stepped down as WWE Chairman & CEO and will be making an appearance on tonight’s edition of Friday Night Smackdown.

Alex Sherman of tweeted some news regarding McMahon appearing on Smackdown…

“Vince McMahon will speak tonight on Smackdown IN CHARACTER as Mr. McMahon to address his temporary absence. Could be a big ratings night for WWE. McMahon has torn up the script for Smackdown, which was written last night, I’m told.

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.”