Ever since Vince McMahon’s return to the WWE earlier this year, there have been speculations that he has been pulling the strings regarding the creative input of the company. There were also rumors that McMahon was responsible for the booking of Brock Lesnar vs. Omos at WrestleMania, but there is no concrete evidence yet that can back up those rumors.
Up until now, it has been said that McMahon’s comeback is just to make the best possible deal for the sale of the company. However, it seems like nothing can hold back the 77-year-old from indulging in the creative aspect of the company, and he would eventually be in charge of the company just like the old days.
While everyone seems to be thinking of Vince McMahon’s secretly involved with the bookings and creative aspect of the WWE, there is someone who feels he is also in charge of WWE’s competitor AEW.
During a recent edition of Monday Mailbag for AdFreeShows, Former WCW and WWE referee Nick Patrick stated that he feels that Vince McMahon might also be responsible for running AEW. Patrick intended to imply that McMahon is aware of what occurs at the AEW’s headquarters, acts appropriately, and appears to be manipulating the company.
“I’m one of those old conspiracy theory guys, I always think Vince [McMahon] is sitting behind every damn thing, and I’m usually right. I’m just a conspiracy theory guy. He may not be running the thing, but he knows everything that’s going on and there are other ways to control them. … I think it’s a work rivalry, honestly, but it’s a controlled-inner office work rivalry.”
Vince McMahon was reportedly present at the backstage during the March 6th edition of RAW. He made his presence felt as his beloved friend and Golden Boy of WWE John Cena appeared at the edition. Fans may expect to see McMahon at the Grandest Stage of them all.
What’s Your take on the idea that Vince McMahon is running AEW’s creative? Do you think he’d do a better job than Tony Khan? Sound off in the comments!