WWE Fans React To Vince McMahon’s Surprise Retirement Announcement
Vince McMahon called it a career. On Friday, the former WWE Chairman and CEO announced he was stepping down from the company. This comes after WWE investigated McMahon for allegations of sexual misconduct. The 76-year-old allegedly paid $3 million in silent money for an alleged affair with a former employee.
“Over the years, it has been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire, delight, surprise and always entertain you,” McMahon said in a statement. “I want to thank my family for being a powerful contributor to our success, and I also want to thank all of our past and present Superstars and employees for their dedication and passion for our brand. Most importantly, I want to thank our fans. for allowing us to enter your home every week and be your choice of entertainment. I have the deepest appreciation and admiration for our generations of fans around the world who have loved, currently love and sometimes even love our form of sports entertainment. The news was so surprising to WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar that he reportedly quit WWE SmackDown. But what do WWE fans think of McMahon’s retirement?
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) July 22, 2022
A fan replied: “Thank you for everything Vincent Kennedy McMahon I’ve been a WWF/E fan since I was a kid I’m now 52 and you’ve created some of wrestling’s greatest plays and put them on the map without you there’s no there would be no fight I love you Vince keep calm dad.
Thank you 4 decades of dedication to entertainment
Thank you 4 the miles you have traveled
Thanks 4 the sacrifices
Thank you 4 the valuable business tips
Thank you 4 the opportunity to be a WWE SUPERSTAR @VinceMcMahon
You’re not perfect… but you’re forever a legend
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 22, 2022
A Twitter user replied: “Really glad to have seen the interview on the Live show. He was charismatic and direct. And extremely knowledgeable. What a titan of business. He gave so many of us incredible moments. Enjoy your retirement, Mr. McMahon. You most certainly deserved it.”
Vince McMahon: I’m retiring
WWE fans: pic.twitter.com/HXXin5D2Z9
— Sports Entertainment (@OutsiderSports) July 22, 2022
A fan said: “Retirement good way to put more like at 77 and countless allegations of sexual misconduct and silent money I am forced to resign. I am sorry to all those I have hurt and to my family for having shames the family.”
Theory to blow himself up in the locker room now that Vince McMahon is no longer there to protect him: pic.twitter.com/59dJ4xvxM1
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) July 22, 2022
A fan argued: “You all make me laugh with this ridiculously misguided notion that theory is hated in the locker room and that Vince was the only reason he was getting pushed around, lol…Couldn’t be further from the truth.”
After winning a gold medal in 1996, I found my 2nd vocation thanks to @VinceMcMahon …thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. I love you Vince. PS I’m still Vince’s favorite @steveaustinBSR 😁 pic.twitter.com/H8vVF91lwn
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) July 22, 2022
A fan wrote: “Lol Vince is trying to play it like a real retirement. We all know why he quit, and there’s probably more to come out.”
Real change can now happen.
It’s so exciting I can’t even put it into words.
Vince McMahon, creatively leaving WWE, was something long overdue.
It is monumental. I can’t wait to see the sequel
— JDfromNY (@JDfromNY206) July 22, 2022
A fan said: “Vince is also responsible for some of the greatest things in the history of the company. He made the world wwe. The peak wrestling. The attitude era. He just became disconnected as he got older, but we must always respect everything he has done.”