While Brock Lesnar was originally scheduled to kick off tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown, that will no longer be taking place as Lesnar walked out earlier today upon hearing the news of Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE.
WWE sent out a tweet moments ago, announcing that WWE co-CEO Stephanie McMahon will open the show.
WWE.com also posted the following:
“Friday Night SmackDown will begin with Stephanie McMahon addressing the WWE Universe. What will this mean for the blue brand? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on FOX.”
— WWE (@WWE) July 22, 2022