Vince McMahon put Executive Directors in place on RAW and SmackDown last year. This was done as a way to keep things running when he can’t pay as much attention due to his busy schedule.
It was thought that Vince McMahon’s new XFL obligations would pull him from WWE. He has also been making far fewer WWE television tapings. Vince McMahon is still very much in control, and he has the final decision.
Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that Vince McMahon showed up to RAW this week and he “changed everything around.” He also noted that it was apparently “worse than usual.”
WWE only has a few weeks to build toward WrestleMania. The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is this Sunday and that event has received a very minimal build.