WWE Draft came early and this time, it was not for the RAW or SmackDown brands but Vince McMahon. WWE announced Chairman & CEO of WWE Vince McMahon has stepped down from his duties, and Stephanie McMahon will be the interim CEO & interim Chairwoman of WWE until the investigation ends. Those who do not know about the investigation click here.
WWE has issued a press release on their corporate website. They stated that Mr. McMahon is scheduled to appear on tonight’s SmackDown.
STAMFORD, Conn., June 17, 2022 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Mr. McMahon will appear on SmackDown tonight at 8 pm ET live on FOX.
According to Alex Sherman of CNBC, Vince McMahon will address the WWE Universe in character about his temporary absence. Sherman also noted that Vince had changed the entire SmackDown script for tonight.
New from CNBC: 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.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer noted that Vince McMahon is set to address the WWE roster prior to appearing on SmackDown.
We will update you when we receive more details. Stay tuned with The Spotlight.