Vince McMahon is well and truly back in the spotlight.
Aside from his bizarre new look, the controversial businessman was at the front and centre during the public announcement of the multi-billion dollar deal between WWE and UFC under the umbrella of Endeavor.
Since the news broke, Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel confirmed McMahon’s involvement in the company going forward while the man himself revealed he was back in charge of creative at the top level.
Was Vince McMahon In Charge Of Creative For Monday Night Raw?
Ever since McMahon forced his way back into the company in January as Executive Chairman there has been speculation surrounding his involvement in the company’s onscreen product.
In the lead-up to WrestleMania 39, the match between Brock Lesnar and Omos was believed to be at the behest of McMahon.
Despite saying that he would not be wouldn’t be “in the weeds” of the creative direction, there were multiple reports on the contrary.
One of these reports from Mike Johnson of PWInsider noted multiple rewrites were ordered just minutes before the show went on the air and didn’t “feel” like they were coming from Triple H. Several changes continued during the show, which is said to have come directly from McMahon.
Further reports even stated that some talent are likely to request releases if things backstage continue as they were last night.
The negative response to his return continued on the April 4th edition of NXT. During the program, it was posted on social media that sections of the crowd began a chant calling for him to be fired.
“There was a “FIRE VINCE” chant on NXT! #WWENXT.”
There was a "FIRE VINCE" chant on NXT! #WWENXT
— 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐕𝐞𝐧 (@WrestlingCovers) April 5, 2023
Fan backlash regarding his comeback and control over creative has been swift, to say the least. The post-WrestleMania edition of Monday Night Raw was the worst-rated episode in Cagematch.net history.