Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were missing from Raw this week. Triple H wasn’t there either, but he was preparing for NXT’s debut on the USA Network.
McMahon and Dunn’s absence meant that Paul Heyman was running the show. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that this week’s red brand show had the heaviest Paul Heyman influence to date.
It was also noted that “Vince and Kevin Dunn [were] not at the show due to promotional meetings with FOX.” We’ll just have to wait and see if this becomes a trend.
With Paul Heyman in the Executive Director role, Vince McMahon can obviously rely on him to take the reins when needed. McMahon commented how Heyman and Eric Bischoff in their new roles will help him stay out of the weeds. That is exactly what happened this week.