Vince McMahon sent the wrestling world into a frenzy when he announced his retirement from pro wrestling in July 2022. McMahon stepped away from WWE at 77 years of age and left the company for his daughter Nick Khan, Stephanie McMahon and son-in-law Triple H to oversee operations.

The news of McMahon’s retirement was met with both shock and excitement as fans and wrestlers anticipated what the future held for WWE. AJ Styles recently sat down with Inside The Ropes for an interview wherein he talked about his reaction to the news.

“Well, you know, it’s only been, what, two, three weeks? So I haven’t really had that opportunity to read really, you know, sit down with him and chat with [Triple H], because he’s, I mean — at this point, you’re just so busy in that position, and it’s hard to find the time. It’s different for sure because it’s not Vince.

“I had a great relationship with Vince. It’s not bad or anything. I’m very optimistic about how everything is going. It’s just different. I never thought there’d be a time where I wouldn’t work for Vince, and so I’m just getting used to it just like everyone else. Again, it’s not a bad thing. It’s probably a great thing. It’s just different.”

McMahon has been the focus of Wall Street Journal reporting that suggests he paid millions of dollars to numerous women to cover up claims of sexual misconduct.

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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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