Vince McMahon is not backstage at WWE Raw in Seattle, Dave Meltzer reports.
Vince isn't at Raw live in Seattle.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) April 10, 2023
The wrestling world has been buzzing with speculation and anticipation in the lead-up to this week’s episode of WWE RAW. After the chaotic events of last week’s show, where Vince McMahon appeared and made last-minute changes to the program, fans and insiders alike are waiting with bated breath to see what will happen this time around.
As reported, McMahon’s surprise appearance on RAW following WrestleMania was a dramatic one. He took control of the show, making impromptu changes and leaving many fans and employees confused and frustrated. Some even took to social media to express their discontent, with the “Fire Vince” hashtag trending online for days after the event.
However, McMahon was notably absent from the following week’s episode of SmackDown, with some sources suggesting that the mood among WWE staff was more positive in his absence. Now, with RAW only hours away, many are wondering whether McMahon will make another dramatic entrance and shake things up once again.
Reports suggest that the situation remains uncertain, with insiders suggesting that McMahon’s plans for SmackDown were the reason for his absence and that he could still appear on RAW with little warning. Some employees are said to be in a “wait and see” mode, unsure of what the future holds.
WWE employees we spoke to were still in “wait and see” mode after Friday’s Smackdown, as Vince McMahon wasn’t there. However, we’re told McMahon had plans that were made before the WWE-Endeavor deal. We haven’t learned of his involvement tonight as of yet.
Despite the uncertainty, it is clear that McMahon’s influence over WWE remains significant. His ability to make changes to the show from afar, even without physically being present, is well-documented, and his involvement in the company is well-known.
Some have even suggested that McMahon could make a return to his previous habit of ripping up the script for RAW each week, as he did when he was more actively involved in the company. Whether this will happen remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – this week’s episode of RAW has everyone’s attention after the events of last week.