Vince McMahon is going to be on hand for the official debut of ThunderDome as he will kick off tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown. WWE confirmed the news this morning; Jeff Hardy versus AJ Styles for the Intercontinental Championship has also been confirmed for tonight’s show.
In related news, video of Vince McMahon diving off of the WrestleMania 36 set was released this morning. Once again, we see Vince is willing to do anything he asks his talent to do, as he did the dive performed by Rob Gronkowski at WrestleMania 36 in a practice run captured in this WWE 24 sneak peek.
NBD, just Vince McMahon effortlessly nailing a dive off of the WrestleMania 36 platform 😲pic.twitter.com/lxbl1np3hd
— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) August 21, 2020
Fightful originally reported the dive by McMahon did happen, stemming from comments Becky Lynch had made about seeing him “demonstrate falling off a tower at 74-years-old without a bother, brushing his shoulders off and standing up again.” According to the Fightful report, Vince did the dive to show Gronk it was safe and many people couldn’t believe he actually did it.
After the initial story was posted, Fightful shared more details noting Gronk was “terrified” to do the dive and had to be talked into doing it. It was said that the low angle of the shot that aired was due to trying to make it look better because Gronk essentially fell off the platform, looking “like a toddler jumping into the pool for the first time.”