On Friday Vince McMahon officially announced his retirement from WWE and the wrestling world is still trying to process the news. According to Reddit user kerrmit125 who has broken stories in the past, Vince sent the following letter to talent announcing his retirement:

“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.


With Vince McMahon now retired it’s been announced that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will be Co-CEO while Steph will also retain her role as Chairwoman of WWE. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.