There were changes to this past Monday’s edition of WWE Raw with Vince McMahon making some changes prior to the show.
Vince McMahon is back to being heavily involved in WWE’s day-to-day operations as the Executive Chairman of the TKO Group that runs WWE now as part of Endeavor.
From a creative standpoint, WWE says that Vince’s son-in-law Paul “Triple H” Levesque is still running the show as the Chief Content Officer. However, Vince has the ability to edit and change anything on WWE’s main roster TV shows like Raw & Smackdown, as well as Premium Live Events.
It was reported earlier this week that Vince McMahon changed things on the September 11th edition of Raw. Some of the changes included a match between Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander and The Viking Raiders being moved to Main Event instead of taking place on Raw. Also, Cody Rhodes was going to open the show. but that was changed to Jey Uso opening the show leading to a tag team match.
Vince McMahon and Triple H both made changes to Raw
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer has reported that Vince McMahon and Triple H were both responsible for Raw changes.
“Vince McMahon is back from his leave after spinal surgery and actually has been for several weeks although it wasn’t talked about much until this past week. He was not in Roanoke for the 9/11 Raw show but was part of the production meeting and changed the show multiple times. He has been part of the meetings for weeks now.”
“There were changes throughout the day and the writers kept telling the talent that they don’t have a final script when talent wanted to know what they were doing, saying they were waiting for Vince. Another person high up told us that the show needed a lot of work and that some of the changes were also Paul Levesque along with those of Vince and that the changes were more positive, but the talent was waiting for their final marching orders.”
Tonight’s episode of WWE Smackdown takes place in Denver. It’s the first main roster show since Endeavor’s acquisition of WWE became official this past Tuesday. There’s no word yet on if Vince McMahon will make major changes to a show that will see John Cena as the guest on the Grayson Waller Effect talk show while LA Knight faces The Miz in singles action.