‘Huge Negative Shift’ In WWE Backstage Morale As Vince McMahon Took Over Raw After WrestleMania 39

2 months ago by Liam Winnard

‘Huge Negative Shift’ In WWE Backstage Morale As Vince McMahon Took Over Raw After WrestleMania 39 WWE

Some more notes on the news that Vince McMahon was reportedly “firmly back in charge” at last night’s April 3 WWE Raw after WrestleMania 39.

PWInsider reported that McMahon made changes to plans right before – and during – the show last night, as well as being the “point person” that was ” directly overseeing the proceedings”.

If hearing that news brings your mood down, you’re not the only one, and it isn’t just the fans.

PWInsider mentioned that there was a “huge negative shift” in morale as WWE talents realized things were going back to “exactly where they were” before McMahon left.

One source went as far as saying the “place felt nuked”.

There were, however, some talents who “more or less shrugged it off” because they always believed this is what was going to happen eventually.

The “feeling” was that McMahon will be “overseeing everything again” going forward, but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s how it plays out.

There’s still a possibility that McMahon won’t be at every show going forward, and it only happened last night because he was in LA for WrestleMania weekend and the Endeavor deal announcement.

On CNBC yesterday after the announcement of the WWE/UFC deal with Endeavor purchasing WWE, McMahon had stated he would be involved in the high level of creative, but not “in the weeds”.

Not being “in the weeds” is the exact same phrasing he used in 2019 when he installed Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively, and we saw how that ended up.

From the CNBC interview yesterday, it was quite clear to see that Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel – the one person who will be above McMahon in the hierarchy of the new WWE/UFC merged company – is a huge fan of McMahon and is unlikely to stop him from being in charge of WWE if McMahon wants to be.

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