Vince McMahon is back WWE. The longtime WWE Chairman returned to his role with the company last January, returning to his seat on the WWE Board of Directors in an effort to help sell the company. Shortly after the return of Vince, the president and co-CEO of WWE Stephanie McMahon quit, effectively voiding her corporate credentials. This left the responsibilities of WWE CEO solely in the hands of Nick Khan while Vince himself was re-elected as Chairman. Throughout these behind-the-scenes upheavals, reports have pointed out that Vince’s Return Won’t Impact WWE Management Team.
Even with Vince remaining out of WWE’s creation, the Chairman of the Board is understandably still present in and around WWE programming. It escalated last Monday as Vince was reportedly backstage at Monday night raw. It was Vince’s first time showing a face at a WWE show since his brief retirement in the summer of 2022.
Vince’s return to WWE also came with a new look. According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fighter, a backstage talent spotted Vince sporting a mustache. Shortly after this news hit social media, a photo of Vince with a mustache started circulating on Twitter. While Sapp reiterated that Vince does indeed have facial hair at Monday night rawhe noted that the photo circulating was a fake.
While Vince McMahon had a mustache backstage on Raw, the image circulating is false. Here is the original pic.twitter.com/5O74zfF59h
— Fightful.com’s Sean Ross Sapp (@SeanRossSapp) March 7, 2023
Since stepping away from WWE last year, Vince has barely been spotted in public. One of the few photos of the WWE executive was taken on August 24, as Vince celebrated his 77th birthday in New York City. vince was spotted alongside an unnamed woman heading to a restaurant and was joined by John Cena and Cena’s wife, Shay Shariatzadeh.
Speaking of Cena, the former WWE Champion was reportedly the reason for Vince’s attendance at Monday night raw earlier this week. Reports said Vince’s attendance was simply to visit Cena, as the two have reunited “several times outside of WWE” over the past year.
While Vince remained invisible to the public, Cena came back in a big way. Monday night raw. The face running the place was confronted and challenged by WWE United States Champion Austin Theory at a WWE Wrestlemania 39 match. Cena then berated Theory on the mic, saying the young star wasn’t ready for a fight of this caliber. Nonetheless, Cena accepted, locking in the clash of generations contest for April’s Immortals showcase.
Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for updates on Vince McMahonThe return of WWE.