For months Vince McMahon and WWE have been at pains to remind people that he’s not involved in creative. However, a number of recent reports appear to have hinted otherwise.
The most recent of these reports came on March 1st when it was claimed that McMahon “pushed through” plans for a match between Brock Lesnar and Omos after it was confirmed on Raw. The planned match has been unpopular with the majority of fans and the idea reportedly came from McMahon himself.
It has been noted that Triple H speaks with McMahon over creative, while it was reported that he also “has input” in the storyline between Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns. Although reports that he has returned to creative in an official capacity appear wide of the mark.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has offered an update on the situation. Meltzer noted that McMahon is not “directly involved” although that comes with the caveat that he’s not involved from an “official standpoint.” This of course still leaves McMahon will the opportunity to offer input in a more unofficial capacity.
“Also announced officially was Brock Lesnar vs. Omos. This match has been subject of a ton of speculation, including from the angle where MVP spit alcohol in Lesnar’s face, with people pointing to this as a sign that Vince McMahon is involved with creative. From an official standpoint, McMahon is not involved directly. Paul Levesque has said that he does listen to McMahon. But Levesque also made clear that he has the final say.”
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Vince McMahon returned to WWE back in January reportedly to help sell the company and work on new media rights deals. To do this, McMahon forced his way back onto the Board of Directors with two associates.
It has since been reported that McMahon has slapped a huge $9 billion price tag on the sports entertainment giant. However, it has been suggested that McMahon’s presence has proved to be a “hindrance” to the process.