Vince McMahon Forced Changes To WWE Raw
Vince McMahon is clearly emboldened after WWE signed a deal with Endeavor to be taken over and he is asserting his influence over the company’s creative decisions once again.
On the day after WrestleMania, WWE announced a deal to be acquired by Endeavor and merged into a new company with UFC – Vince McMahon will become Executive Chairman of that new organization when the deal is complete.
Also on that day, WWE presented Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles with McMahon reported to be “firmly back in charge” of creative on that night. Since then McMahon has not been seen backstage at any WWE shows but it seems that he’s still affecting things.
PWInsider Elite noted that Vince McMahon was responsible for some “major changes” to the show before it went on the air despite not being at the show in Chicago. The changes were said to not have been to the same level as the night after WrestleMania 39 but were “bubbling” in that direction.
A follow-up noted that several match finishes were changed at McMahon’s behest, including winners and losers. The Street Profits vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin bout was said to have been added to the show following McMahon’s changes.
Conversely, it was noted that several segments featuring female talent were cut, including one featuring Candice LeRae and Piper Niven. A backstage segment featuring Adam Pearce and several female talents was also cut with the time used instead to set up the six-woman tag team bout that saw Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez defeat Damage CTRL.