As first reported here on WrestlePages.com, Vince McMahon was not backstage at last night’s SmackDown from the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bryan Alvarez reports Vince went over the script with the creative team during a conference call earlier in the afternoon. Per Dave Meltzer, Vince was tearing up the show and went in his own direction. Meltzer noted, this week’s show was “a heavy Vince show.”
Vince wasn’t at SmackDown last week either and there has been speculation about him backing off creative in anticipation for the upcoming revival of the XFL. However, as was the case last night, Vince remains heavily involved with the creative process and most do not see that changing anytime soon.