Longtime WWE Chairman Vince McMahon: As I Approach 77 Years Old, I Feel it’s Time for Me to Retire
By NBCnews.com // July 23, 2022
McMahon took over WWE from father in 1982
At 77, time for me to retire.
Thank you, WWE Universe.
Then. Now. Forever. Together. #WWE #thankful
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) July 22, 2022
(NBCNEWS.COM) – Pro wrestling’s Vince McMahon announced his retirement from the WWE on Friday, a month after stepping back from his leadership role as the company investigates misconduct claims against him.
In a tweet posted at 4:05 p.m. EDT, the 77-year-old McMahon simply said it was “time for me to retire” as he thanked the “WWE Universe.”
In a statement released through WWE, McMahon thanked co-workers, fans, and family.
“As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE,” he said.
“Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you.”
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