WWE announced that Vince McMahon will be appearing on tonight’s WWE SmackDown. The news shocked many fans, as McMahon announced this morning that he would be temporarily stepping down as WWE CEO. Stephanie McMahon has taken over in the interim while McMahon is investigated for allegedly paying off an employee to keep quiet about a romantic affair.

The story has been making international headlines since it broke earlier this week. Vince McMahon’s professional future, as well as the future leadership of the company, could be at stake. What he says on tonight’s SmackDown could be remembered for years.

According to CNBC’s Alex Sherman, Vince McMahon has torn up the script for tonight’s show. Sherman reports that McMahon will appear in character to address his temporary absence. Given that it is Vince, anything could happen.

“New from CNBC: Vince McMahon will speak tonight on Smackdown IN CHARACTER as Mr. McMahon to address his temporary absence.

Could be a big ratings night for WWE. McMahon has torn up the script for Smackdown, which was written last night, I’m told.”

Vince McMahon’s appearance on tonight’s SmackDown could be anything from a simple statement to a full-on wrestling angle. McMahon has stated in the past that he thrives on conflict. With so much on the line, it will be interesting to see how he decides to approach the scandal.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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