Brock Lesnar returned at WWE SummerSlam, and he’s always been a Vince McMahon favorite. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon takes the final calls regarding the decisions and finish to the matches. Some decisions could be overturned as late as before the stars’ entrances. He had stunned the WWE Universe in 2019 by adding Brock Lesnar to the Money in the Bank ladder match right at the very end.
Vince McMahon ruined Mustafa Ali’s MITB 2019
Mustafa Ali recently said that on the day of the pay-per-view that the plan was for him was to win the briefcase. But McMahon revealed the actual plan to the former Retribution leader just before he went out to perform in front of the WWE crowd.
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy, Mustafa Ali highlighted how things went down for him at the 2019 Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
“We got nothing other than ‘you’re in the match’ the week-of [the MITB match]. Day-of, I’m winning it! Man, this is my moment, this is everything I’ve been working for, I can’t believe it, this is awesome.” Ali continued, “Then the match is about to start, so the entrances have started. I may be wrong about this, but Baron Corbin is making his entrance and I’m soon to be making my entrance, and that’s when I get pulled that I have to go see the boss.”
WWE Chairman detailed the plan moments before the match, and Mustafa Ali knew that he did not have any time to argue.
“[Vince says] ‘This is what I want. Grab the briefcase. Shock. Then you’re frozen. This is what I want.’ And you have to realise, right before you’re about to go out through the curtain is not the time to argue. You’re getting a direct order about what is to be expected of you.” Ali added, “I know some people say ‘why didn’t you just grab the briefcase!’ [laughs]. I was more concerned with grabbing my check that week! So I grabbed my check.”
Brock Lesnar went on to capture the Universal title from Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules 2019 after The Architect, along with Becky Lynch, defeated Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in a mixed tag team match.