After Vince McMahon, who just resigned as CEO of WWE following a storm of misbehaviour charges, announced his departure from WWE with Tony Khan hopping on Twitter to take a jibe at him
It signalled the end of an era.
As he approaches 77 years old, McMahon stated in a statement that he feels it is time for him to step down as chairman and CEO of WWE.
Tony Khan Mocks Vince McMahon As He Steps Down As WWE CEO Amidst Hush Money Investigation
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) July 22, 2022
Vince McMahon is retiring from WWE. Here’s his full statement: pic.twitter.com/7037pCYG5y
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 22, 2022
Following the Wall Street Journal’s June report that WWE was looking into the powerful CEO over allegations of sexual misconduct, McMahon made his declaration.
Tony Khan of AEW wasted little time hopping online, trolling McMahon, and dancing all over his grave as soon as the news broke.
Thanks to you wrestling fans and your great support of @AEW, I’m grateful to now be the longest-tenured CEO in pro wrestling.
Thank you very much to every single person who watches @AEWonTV!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 22, 2022
Another article by the WSJ earlier this month stated that McMahon had paid $12 million to conceal claims of “sexual misbehaviour and infidelity” during the previous 16 years. According to the WSJ, which cited persons familiar with the deals, McMahon allegedly made the payments to four women who had previously been associated with the business.
The retirement of Vince McMahon might alter how WWE develops in the future. The revelation was revealed hours before this week’s episode of SmackDown, and there are allegations that Brock Lesnar left the show as soon as he heard it.
Fans respond to a post from Tony Khan that appears to be directed at Vince McMahon
A number of individuals responded to Tony Khan’s tweet, with some having unfavourable reactions and others finding the AEW President to be cheerful.
A user who posted a “Vince McMahon is All-Elite” graphic suggested that WWE’s former CEO attend the Jacksonville promotion:
— ™️ (@itsburgan) July 22, 2022
Others were moved by the tweet, such the user who commented below and seemed to think the comments were unprofessional:
Professionals show class.
You'll learn when you grow up … hopefully.
— Christian Maracle (@MaracleMan) July 22, 2022
Unless @IMPACTWRESTLING switched CEOs after the original purchase by Anthem, that would actually be @LeonardAsper since Anthem has owned #ImpactWrestling since 2017 and #AEW came to be in 2019. Can you confirm if youve been CEO since 2017 Leonard?
— Arman (@BostonArman) July 22, 2022
The claim made by TK that he is the CEO with the longest tenure may not be totally accurate, as the user above noted. While CEOs like Leonard Asper and Billy Corgan of IMPACT and NWA, respectively, have been in control since 2017, AEW has just been around for three years.