According to a new report, WWE talents were generally in favour of Vince McMahon’s removal from creative.
Since returning to WWE in January, McMahon has been influencing WWE creative, but the true extent of that influence remained uncertain. McMahon himself later admitted that he took an interest, while there were reports of him regularly making changes to programming remotely.
However, that has now changed. On October 9th it was reported that McMahon had been removed from creative discussions, with Triple H now fully in control. The move is said to have come directly from Endeavor boss Ari Emanuel and has gone down well with the majority of fans.
Interestingly, the move was also seemingly well-received within WWE itself.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that “much of the talent” felt creative was better without McMahon.
“Almost everyone would say it’s more of a good thing than a bad thing. From those with knowledge of the creative situation, prior to the merger going through and McMahon taking a medical leave, he was making changes in the shows, particularly Raw, fairly regularly. At times they were viewed as positive and at times they were not. But they did get in the way of the long-term vision of the creative team.
Much of the talent, certainly most of whom we’ve heard from, felt it was better when McMahon wasn’t involved and were loyal to Levesque. The company’s comeback did start under McMahon coming out of WrestleMania, but there’s no doubt it accelerated greatly in late 2022, during the period McMahon wasn’t with the company.”
Triple H To Continue Making Changes With Vince McMahon Gone
With Vince McMahon out the way, Triple H has rung the changes, especially on Raw, with several changes with stars returning to action, improved utilisation of the women’s division, and a greater emphasis on the matches taking place.
It’s since been reported that the changes from Triple H will continue, with one backstage figure noting how things have been freshened up.