On July 22nd, 2022, the wrestling world was rocked by Vince McMahon’s departure from his position as Chairman and CEO of WWE. McMahon stepped away from the company he built amidst several allegations of sexual misconduct.
Following his exit, Triple H was announced as Head of Creative, which ushered in a new and fresh take on the company’s booking and storyline process. However, McMahon’s sensational return as Executive Chairman on January 10th led many fans, pundits and talent alike into believing he would eventually take back control of creative.
Since his return, it has been multiple reports that McMahon is in his old position and overseeing several major creative changes throughout the company. Now, a new report has told that some talent is feeling “scared” and “not happy” during shows.
Vince McMahon Was Backstage For A Recent Episode Of Monday Night Raw
It was recently revealed that McMahon was backstage during the June 5th episode of Monday Night Raw and had a hand in several changes made to the programming. However, a new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer says differently.
Meltzer notes that although McMahon was providing some input into the show, the changes made were primarily to the shows running order with Triple H still overseeing the overall creative direction of the show.
Much of the top brass including Vince McMahon was at the show. McMahon didn’t run the show itself, as Paul Levesque was doing that, but he did make changes in the show, mostly changing around the order of some of the matches and segments.”
In the same report, Meltzer goes on to reveal that many WWE talents felt ‘scared’ and were unhappy following McMahon’s return but have since accepted that McMahon will always be ‘the ultimate decider’ for the company.
“At first there was a lot of talent scared and not happy about McMahon’s involvement but the reality is everyone accepts that he’s now the ultimate decider and when the merger takes place, Ari Emanuel basically put it in place that it will remain as long as McMahon wants it to because he will be the person in charge of WWE and the final decision maker.”
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