Vince McMahon made headlines once again this week with his return to WWE RAW. He was not shown on screen, and there was never a plan to do anything with him on camera, but he was still around. That being said, it wasn’t really 100% comfortable.

Vince McMahon reportedly shocked people backstage with his new look. That wasn’t the only strange thing going on, but he was just around for the show in Gorilla position.

Previous reports stated that Vince McMahon was in a good mood. He was also there to see John Cena, because the two are close. Vince McMahon was around, but that doesn’t mean talent felt like they could really associate with him.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that some talent felt uneasy about approaching Vince McMahon at the show. It could also be a case of testing the waters for Vince McMahon to ease himself into a new place backstage.


There were a few talent that said they intentionally avoided associating with him, despite them believing they’ll likely have to deal with him in the future. Speaking of the future, one WWE higher up felt personally as if this was also a case of McMahon testing the waters of showing his face at WWE events and how the talent and staff would react. Now that he’s been back, many expect him to be seen at other upcoming events. 

We will have to see if Vince McMahon makes himself a regular backstage in WWE. He could always sit at Gorilla and enjoy the show, but some fans are still worried that it is only a matter of time before his creative input takes charge again.

Were you shocked to hear about Vince McMahon’s WWE return last night? Do you expect to see him in SoFi Stadium for WrestleMania? Sound off in the comments!

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