Vince McMahon has his own creative direction as he continues to figure out the weekly storylines of his television product. Shane Helms knows McMahon’s process well since he worked as a Superstar and producer for WWE.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc, Shane Helms explained that a storyline is like a book. Each chapter in a book might not stand alone on its own, but they all go together in the end.
He said that “Vince is always a bigger picture guy” and he wants to keep building to the next week.
“It’s just like a book. If you dissect every single chapter of a book, there’s going to be some chapters that just aren’t that good. They’re set-up chapters to set up something down the road, but Vince is always a bigger picture guy and sometimes, things that are going to happen on this episode, and he’s like, ‘we’ll fix it later,’ and he’s just that bigger picture guy.”
“When you’re focused on that segment and as a producer, whether I have one or two segments on that night, sometimes I would lose focus of what was happening on the other show, but you got to be careful about that because I want this segment to be the best because that’s my segment. When you’re the guy on the top of the mountain and has to look at everything, you’re just going to have a different perspective.”
Vince McMahon is a controversial figure, but he’s set in his ways. WWE is a billion dollar company and there are a lot of things going on. Vince needs to juggle a lot including being the final deciding factor in what is seen by the WWE Universe.