WWE presented another episode of RAW this week, but it wasn’t the best showing. Vince McMahon’s fingerprints were all over the episode, and it was certainly noticed.
Fightful Select noted that “Vince McMahon has been making plenty of changes remotely via phone.” He was also in person to make those changes during the June 5th episode of WWE Raw.
The outlet also noted that Vince McMahon likes to follow through with advertised matches whenever it is possible, but there are exceptions to that rule.
Those that we’ve spoken to say that McMahon generally likes to make good on the advertised matches if possible, even if they weren’t his idea. Sometimes there are some exceptions, however, by and large, if it’s advertised, they try to see it through. On Smackdown, there were a plethora of matches advertised on June 9 that those who booked it were hoping to see through.
One source told Fightful that advertising matches on Smackdown one, two and three weeks ahead on the same show could have been an effort to “Vince proof” some plans on Smackdown. However, the main thing we heard he made changes to on the June 5 Raw were match orders, match times and some quick additional segments.
It was also noted that, on June 19th, “a world title match, a ‘pivotal storyline moment’ and more were changed for the first 30 minutes of the show, with another match added. The following Friday, several matches were changed on Smackdown at Vince McMahon’s request. Smackdown had not previously experienced heavy changes to the level Raw had for some reason.”
The outlet also noted that, “we’re told many of the matches that were promoted weeks ahead ended up happening, but we’re not told if there was any reason for that.” It seems that WWE is doing their best to deal with the growing Vince McMahon trend of changing up the show.
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