WWE has constantly gone through changes over the years and this year has been no different. Reports recently suggested that backstage morale was down after Vince McMahon returned to WWE Creative on RAW and now it appears an ex-WWE manager told the unhappy talent to just look at the money they are making and be happy.

As fans know by now, WWE and UFC are set to merge into one publicly traded company, which will be worth $21 billion. It’s certainly a big change and the ramifications for this will be felt soon.

With these changes, Vince McMahon remained the Executive Chairman of WWE. However, Vince McMahon was heavily involved in a previous week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, concerning fans.

As previously reported, there was a negative shift in morale backstage after Vince McMahon took control of the show. Even after that, fans believed that McMahon was working remotely as part of Creative.


While speaking on Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell addressed the rumors of backstage morale being down. Mantell simply told the talent to look at their cheques and go to work happy.

“You said about morale being bad. I think the WWE talent needs to look at that cheque and say, well, ‘It doesn’t feel that comfortable, but this makes me feel better.’ It ain’t that bad. You look at the cheque, it’s about 40 grand or whatever they are making. Come on!

And the people that still talk about morale was down, ask Sami Zayn. Was his morale down? or Kevin Owens or The Usos or Romans or the Codys. I don’t get that. I can see when morale is down, but now’s it up. So I would highly encourage the WWE guys to keep the morale under wraps and act happy as a lark when you walk into that dressing room.”

As previously reported, Triple H will still remain in charge of WWE Creative despite Vince McMahon’s involvement. Only time will tell whether McMahon will end up getting more involved in the Creative aspect of the company. Till then, fans will remain anxious about WWE’s future.

What’s your take on what Dutch Mantell said? Do you think Vince McMahon will take over WWE Creative eventually? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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