WWE held another episode of SmackDown this week, and they brought quite a show to Madison Square Garden. That being said, Vince McMahon was also in the building, and he made his presence felt.
During Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden, Vince McMahon was backstage, which comes as no surprise given the arena’s historical significance as WWE’s home venue and its proximity to WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
Since WrestleMania 39, Vince McMahon has been implementing more changes to the product, although most of them have been made remotely. As the Endeavor Group’s acquisition of WWE draws nearer, expected later this year, it is anticipated that McMahon’s influence on WWE creative will increase.
According to PW Insider, Vince McMahon did not make any significant alterations to SmackDown, a departure from his recent tendency to make last-minute changes more frequently. The report mentioned that any changes made were minimal, with the original plans for the show remaining largely intact, except for some time cuts.
The opening segment involving The Bloodline ran longer than initially planned, resulting in time reductions for subsequent segments. Triple H and Bruce Prichard were also backstage, with Triple H running the Gorilla Position, while McMahon reportedly spent the entire day in his office.
We will have to see if Vince McMahon decides to make any big changes on the road to SummerSlam. Obviously, he can still make those alterations, as he proved in the past. Keep checking back with Ringside News for constant updates.
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