Vince McMahon was backstage for the first time since returning to WWE in January 2023 at Monday Night Raw and was apparently sporting a new addition to his look.
At Raw in Boston, Vince McMahon was in attendance, and while suggestions were made that he was there simply to visit John Cena who appeared on the show to set up his WrestleMania 39 bout with Austin Theory, it was noted by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, that McMahon spent the night in the Gorilla Position where the show is produced:
“He was in Gorilla all night, so what does that tell you? He wasn’t barking orders at people or anything like that, but he was in Gorilla all night and I was told – they tell you he’s only there to visit John Cena, that’s the story, but there’s more to it than that.
“[…] He’s doing more than they’re letting on, but the person who was in control was Levesque (Triple H). It’s not like he was there in charge and doing stuff, but it’s not like he was just visiting John Cena and saying hi to a few people and then left. That didn’t happen either. The truth is a little bit in the middle.”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful noted that one WWE star had confirmed that Vince McMahon was sporting a mustache backstage, going to confirm that the talent had referred to it as “a creepy little mustache.” However, photos doing the rounds on social media of such a thing were later debunked as fakes.