Vince McMahon Appears On "Smackdown" After Stepping Down As CEO Amid Misconduct Scandal

Vince McMahon made a brief appearance during SmackDown Live on Friday after announcing that he’d be stepping down as the CEO and chairman of the WWE amid misconduct allegations. An ongoing investigation is determining the validity of a former company employee’s claim that McMahon agreed to pay them a $3 million settlement to keep quiet about an affair.

“It’s a privilege as always to stand before you here tonight,” McMahon told the crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.