Vince McMahon had been ruling WWE with an iron grip since 1982. McMahon and his wife Linda bought the company from his father, Vincent J. McMahon, and turned it into the sports and entertainment juggernaut it is today.

The 77-year-old announced on Friday he was stepping away from the business. Vince also relinquished his title as the head of WWE Creative, but didn’t name a successor to the position.

Vince, however, did name Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan as co-CEO’s in a document he sent to all company employees. WWE also held an emergency meeting to discuss the post-Vince scenario.

The iconic promoter sent out an internal memo to all WWE employees wherein he talked about his retirement decision. Vince asked all WWE performers to carry on with the same dedication.

Fans and wrestlers took to Twitter and shared their two cents on what is arguably the biggest news to come out of the pro wrestling world in modern times. Check out some of the reactions below.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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