Vince McMahon recently sent shock waves with his announcement on Friday. He announced that he is retiring from his roles as Chairman and CEO of WWE. It was later clarified that he was also done with his work on creative. AEW Rampage also airs on Fridays and AEW President Tony Khan seemingly reacted to Vince’s retirement when he sent out a Tweet writing.
“Thanks to you wrestling fans and your great support of AEW, I’m grateful to now be the longest-tenured CEO in pro wrestling,” Khan tweeted. “Thank you very much to every single person who watches AEW! See you for Friday Night AEW Rampage on TNT!”
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
Tony Khan clarifies his statement
While, many noted the message, Khan has now clarified that he was promoting Rampage. Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman had asked the AEW CEO about the matter during the ROH Death Before Dishonor Media Scrum. Here is what he said:
“I was referencing that AEW Rampage was on and just the fact that of the big major companies, who I would consider ‘The big three,’ now I am the longest tenured [CEO] of course,” Khan said. “I think if you consider pro wrestling, it’s a fair statement. I just thought it’s a factual statement, a note to promote Rampage but that’s all it was. I can’t say anything else about it.
“Obviously hopefully got some eyeballs on Rampage and I really care about Rampage a lot. On a Friday, sometimes I will try to promote Rampage in fun ways.”
After Vince sent out a statement about his retirement, it was revealed that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will serve as Co-CEOs of WWE, while Triple H is EVP of Talent Relations. It has been also reported that Kevin Dunn could be on his way out of WWE after Vince McMahon.