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Backstage News On Vince McMahon Interfering With WWE Creative

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Vince McMahon made multiple changes to the script of last week’s SmackDown and 3 matches that were originally announced did not end up taking place.

The following advertised matches did not take place:

– LA Knight vs. Butch vs. Santos Escobar

– Bayley vs. Shotzi with Bayley’s Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match spot on the line

– Baron Corbin vs. Cameron Grimes

According to Fightful Select, WWE stars aren’t happy about the changes Vince McMahon has been making to the shows at the last minute:

“One talent even asked — ‘Did SmackDown get Vinced?’ Many of the matches that had been promoted ahead of the episode of SmackDown were adjusted and cut, and there were significant changes to the version of the show that existed Friday morning.”

Bayley tweeted the following about her match with Shotzi getting canceled:

“Card subject to change..


Sorry you couldn’t watch me beat dat a$$.”

According to BWE, Chief Content Officer Triple H and WWE CEO Nick Khan weren’t happy about the changes either:

“It was a few changes that happened. Some wrestlers didn’t like the Vince McMahon interferences in changing things. But it should be noted that Nick Khan and Triple H didn’t appreciate the outcome of SmackDown as it looked bad all over. Big meeting happening tomorrow about this.”

Speaking of Vince making changes, he also made a change to RAW last week.

Triple H originally booked Tommaso Ciampa to answer Seth Rollins’ open challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship.

However, Vince felt that Rollins’ program with Finn Balor needed more heat, so he nixed HHH’s plan and booked Balor to attack Rollins before the open challenge.

According to the Wrestling Observer, a backstage source close to the situation told them the following about Vince making changes:

“He believes in what he says. Is he wrong all the time? No. Actually he’s not. He’s actually got better input than most would believe.

Is it all good? No, he’s stuck on certain mindsets that are long gone, and it could be damaging.

It’s not the interference itself that is the problem. It’s how and when he does it.

It was noted that if he delivered all this input on Thursday night for SmackDown, or even Friday morning, or Sunday night for RAW, or even Monday morning, it would be different.

Making all these changes 3 or 4 hours before the show goes on the air LIVE throws everything into the chaos that it has been of late.”

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