It was the end of an era after Vince McMahon, who recently stepped down as CEO of WWE after a barrage of misconduct allegations, announced his retirement from WWE.
“As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as chairman and CEO of WWE,” McMahon said in a statement.
“Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you and always entertain you. I would like to thank my family for mightily contributing to our success, and I would also like to thank all of our past and present superstars and employees for their dedication and passion for our brand.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank our fans for allowing us into your homes every week and being your choice of entertainment.”
McMahon’s announcement comes after the Wall Street Journal reported in June that WWE was investigating the influential CEO over claims of sexual misconduct.
Soon after the news, AEW’s Tony Khan wasted little time jumping online and trolling McMahon and dancing all over his grave.
Earlier this month, the WSJ published another report that claimed McMahon paid $12 million to hide allegations of “sexual misconduct and infidelity” over the last 16 years. McMahon allegedly made the payments to four women who were formerly affiliated with the company, WSJ reported, citing sources familiar with the agreements.