It has not been a good month for WWE. There have been many complaints about poor booking, subpar matches, bad promos and more on Monday Night RAW. To make matters worse, this week’s RAW had the lowest viewership in the history of the show. In the end, it is Vince McMahon’s show, so he has the last say in anything.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said plans for Raw this week were changed at the last minute. This time it was due to Vince Mcmahon showing up late and deciding to change the show as they were in Texas and President George H.W. Bush had just died.
Dave mentioned that due to the President’s passing, Vince wanted to make the fans go home happy. For this reason, he rewrote all of Raw to make it so that all the faces had an advantage. So, Finn Balor was able to fight back against the heels and Ronda Rousey was victorious in her tag match at the end of the show.
It is still uncertain whether Dolph Ziggler beating Drew McIntyre was also one of the plans that changed. But it certainly falls in line of “more happiness” to an extent.