The stars are out. The biggest WWE story of the week is the return of fans to live events. This has been a very long time in the making and it is pretty cool to see it finally taking place. WWE has been building towards it for weeks now and you could feel the excitement as the show drew closer. You knew that WWE would have some surprises and one of them started the show.

This week’s edition of SmackDown opened with Vince McMahon himself making an appearance before the live crowd. After looking at the fans for a few moments, McMahon asked “where the h*** have you been” before leaving, not to be seen again for the rest of the show. This was McMahon’s first appearance since WrestleMania 37, when he appeared to start the show and thanked the fans for sticking with the WWE.

It was nice to see the boss. Check out his return, his WrestleMania speech and a few fun moments:

Mr. McMahon welcomes the WWE Universe home: SmackDown, July 16, 2021

Mr. McMahon welcomes WWE Universe to WrestleMania: WrestleMania 37 – Night 1 (WWE Network Exclusive)

50 Greatest Mr. McMahon-isms - WWE RANK'D: July 1, 2013

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that was perfectly done as there was no need for McMahon to be out there for a long time. Having him out there for a long speech would have taken away some of the energy from the show and that was one of the worst things that could have been done. It was an “on with the show’ moment and that was all it needed to be.

What did you think of the appearance? Should McMahon have said something else? Let us know in the comments below.

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