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5. Update On Mr. McMahon Blading Prior To His SmackDown Live Segment With Kevin Owens, Vince’s Memory Really Bad Now?
As seen in the main event segment of last week’s SmackDown Live, Mr. McMahon was busted open after Kevin Owens headbutted him. You can watch the complete attack on Vince below:
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that Vince bleeding during the segment was planned in advance. People who have been in the wrestling business for decades told Meltzer that Vince most probably bladed prior to the segment and covered it up with nu-skin, which would eventually lead to the wound re-opening with blood coming out (as a headbutt can’t guarantee blood and the blood was planned in advance).
In an update to this story, Meltzer confirmed that Vince indeed bladed prior to the segment. However, Vince used Vaseline to cover the cut instead of nu-skin. Meltzer also noted that Stephanie McMahon’s original role in that segment was to bring a towel in the ring and Vince was supposed to bleed all over that towel.
Meltzer noted that Vince’s memory is really bad now and a hard head-butt from Owens might cost Vince sooner or later in life.
Speaking of Vince doing a blade job, a fun fact that should be noted is that Vince fined Batista $100,000 for blading during a Steel Cage match in 2008 (after WWE went PG).