As previously noted, Vince McMahon has temporarily has stepped down as WWE Chairman & CEO. Stephanie McMahon, who will be filling in as the interim Chairman & CEO, issued a message to WWE staff.
The June 17th 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown kicked off with Vince McMahon coming to the ring to address the fans. McMahon, who was largely cheered, said it was a privilege to stand in front the of the WWE Universe. He mentioned the “then now forever together” signature opening and welcomed everyone to Smackdown. McMahon then left the ring.
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