Vince McMahon is out of the WWE picture and noticeable changes have already been made.
McMahon “retired” from his role within WWE in all aspects just hours before the July 22 episode of “SmackDown” went on the air. The former Chairman and CEO of the company had been in hot water over alleged payouts to former female employees that have now nearly reached $20 million.
In an 8-K report, a required company filing to the SEC, it was revealed that Vince had actually resigned. He has been replaced by Stephanie McMahon, who takes the Chairwoman and co-CEO roles, as well as Nick Khan.
Triple H is now the Head of Creative and things are switching up under his watch. There had been some skepticism over whether or not Vince is truly out but he is indeed gone from the company outside of being a majority shareholder.
Vince McMahon was known for his name quirks. McMahon often had WWE superstars drop their last name. A key example of this is the current Money in the Bank briefcase holder Theory, who used to go by Austin Theory.
The exception to the rule was often reserved for stars who had been established before entering WWE such as Internet sensation Logan Paul and Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson.
With McMahon out, it looks like there will be some leeway with certain onscreen characters. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that some of the old name quirks may be changing.
As seen during the WrestleMania 39 launch party inside SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Angel is going to be getting his last name, Garza, back. Meltzer also notes it is believed that Humberto will don the Carrillo last name on WWE TV again soon.
Giving Angel his last name back certainly makes sense to those who have paid attention to history. Angel is the nephew of the late lucha libre legend Hector Garza.