Vince McMahon is the Chairman of WWE and oversees everything that goes on in the company, right down to the most minute of details. McMahon is larger than life and is known to do the craziest of things, many of which are true. That includes his legendary midnight workouts.

This year’s edition of the Royal Rumble was a very mixed bag for many fans. The most enticing aspect of this year’s edition of the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches was the likelihood of the Forbidden Door getting kicked in. Unfortunately, it was to no avail.

WWE talents were also said to be frustrated because of the last-minute changes before the Royal Rumble. According to Sean Sapp of Fightful Select, following the Royal Rumble, the low morale and frustration in the locker room ranged “from those who are rarely on television to consistent main eventers.”

It was said that one talent felt “less heard” in the time they have been in WWE. They added that attempts to speak with Vince McMahon “go ignored, met with haste, or sometimes seemingly spitefully go the other way based on their recommendations.”


There is also some frustration of several contradictory decisions made in recent months, which made talents feel nothing matters outside of a select few people.

One longtime talent said that nothing matters, outside of four people “maybe,” as the vibe that they get. Over a half dozen main roster talent pointed to issues with continuity and nobody else being designed to do anything. Several talent have felt like they’re without a voice and are reduced to making pleas on social media.

WWE is also well aware that this year’s Royal Rumble was not up to par. We will have to wait and see whether backstage morale will be improved or not.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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