When news broke that Vince McMahon, fresh off his decision to step down as the Chairman and CEO, was going to address the WWE Universe on SmackDown, it instantly made the show a must-watch viewing experience for fans lapsed and hardcore alike.

Would McMahon address the allegations levied against him head-on and apologize for fostering an environment Dave Meltzer described as a “boys club?” Would he fire back at the allegations and make this a “WWE versus the World” sort of deal like The Fed has in the past a la the “Stand Up for WWE” campaign.

Well, as it turns out, it was none of the above; not really anyway.

The show opened up with McMahon's music, the ex-chairman taking the entrance ramp and then the ring, and in a little under three minutes, it was over.

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McMahon complemented Minnesota, complemented the fans in attendance, and delivered a strange message that ‘WWE is then, now, forever, together.”

Were these the last words of a man know has accepted his fate and simply wanted to earn one final pop for decades of work making his father's company one of the biggest entertainment enterprises in the world? Or did Vince, stubborn as ever, want to present a normal face in front of massive odds to show that nothing is going to change in the short term and that he would be vindicated in the end? Either way, the three-minute-long segment left far more questions than it answered and did little to clarify the situation moving forward.