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Fans and talent are optimistic about the WWE booking now that Vince McMahon has retired from the company.

Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will be the company’s co-CEOs. There were small changes noticed on Friday’s episode of SmackDown. The commentators are not under the usual restrictions and talent sounded more natural when doing scripted promos. Also, Xavier Woods mentioned New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring Of Honor while on commentary during the match between The Viking Raiders and the team of Jinder Mahal and Shanky.

During today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about WWE not making big changes after McMahon’s retirement because WWE wants to show investors that the company is stable.

“One of the things I’ve heard is to not expect any changes because right now they want to show Wall Street and the stockholders that everything is stable and fine. They don’t want big changes. In fact, there was a huge panic when Brock (Lesnar) walked out.”

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Meltzer later added, ‘It was said the worst thing possible would be it looks like Vince left, and now it’s just anarchy. They want everything to look as stable as possible to make it look like it’s a smooth transition and that the company is in good hands and doesn’t fall apart without Vince McMahon."

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