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Vince McMahon takes the ‘Smackdown’ stage as claims of misconduct

Even though Vince McMahon is in the middle of a big scandal at work. He still started the wrestling show “Smackdown” on Friday.

The executive’s name in the ring was “Mr. McMahon,” and he kept things short.

He told the crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, “It’s always an honor to stand before you here tonight.”

McMahon told the crowd that he was only there to say the four words. That makes up the “WWE signature” again.

Those four words are “then,” “now,” and “forever,” but “together” is the most important one, “he said. “Welcome to the Smackdown!”

Then, as his theme song, “No Chance in Hell,” played, McMahon left the ring.

A Wall Street Journal report says that the wrestling company’s board is looking into the longtime head of the company. Because he agreed to pay a secret $3 million settlement to a former employee with whom he had an affair.

The company said on Friday morning that McMahon had agreed to step down. As chairman and CEO while the investigation is going on.

The company said in a statement on Friday that his daughter, Stephanie McMahon, will take over as interim CEO and chairwoman.

As for how McMahon acts in the ring, that won’t change for now. McMahon will still be in charge of coming up with ideas for WWE, and he will continue to play his character during matches while the investigation is going on.

It is said that McMahon and the former employee, who was not named, made the agreement in January. The employee, who was hired as a paralegal, couldn’t talk about her relationship with Mr McMahon or say bad things about him, the Journal said.

The investigation, which started in April, has found “other, older nondisclosure agreements” that say former female WWE employees accused Mr McMahon of sexual misconduct. The company’s head of talent relations, John Laurinaitis, was said to have been accused of other acts of wrongdoing.

McMahon said in a statement on Friday, “I have promised to help the special committee’s investigation in every way possible, and I will do everything I can to do so.” “I have also said that I will accept the results of the investigation, no matter what they are.

In the statement, McMahon also said that he loves WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and is “committed to working with the Independent Directors to strengthen our culture.”

“It’s very important to me that we work in a safe, cooperative environment,” he said. “I have promised to do everything in my power to help the Special Committee finish its work.” This includes getting the whole company to help finish the investigation and putting the committee’s findings into action. “

McMahon has been a key part of the WWE for decades. Both as a manager and as a wrestler, as of Friday’s appearance on “Smackdown” shows.

He turned the company into a global media powerhouse. So that has big deals with Fox and NBCUniversal to broadcast and stream shows. McMahon has also helped make a lot of famous wrestlers. Like The Rock, John Cena, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, who have all become popular culture figures.