As confirmed, WWE's influential Chairman, Vince McMahon, was notably present backstage during the recent RAW show in Hartford, Connecticut. His presence didn't create much of a stir, given Hartford's proximity - roughly a 70-minute drive - to Stamford, CT, where the WWE Headquarters resides.
This was McMahon's first appearance backstage at RAW since the episode immediately following WrestleMania 39 on April 3rd. In an intriguing development reported by Fightful Select, an office was prepared backstage at the XL Center for McMahon to operate from during the evening.
However, in a twist of events, McMahon opted to work from the Gorilla Position, the same spot he had occupied during the WrestleMania 39 Weekend. In a surprising turn of events, the latest RAW episode witnessed a refreshing absence of any unexpected occurrences.
The backstage atmosphere exuded a sense of calm and tranquility, a stark contrast to the chaotic aftermath usually associated with post-WrestleMania shows. Interestingly, Vince McMahon's presence backstage seemed to play a pivotal role in fostering this serene environment, evidently influencing the overall dynamics in a positive and soothing manner.
McMahon's Unlikely Regular Attendance
It's important to note that despite McMahon's appearance at this week's RAW, insiders believe that it's unlikely he'll be a regular feature in the future. McMahon has comfortably adapted to remotely implementing changes in recent times.
Of late, he's been frequently suggesting creative alterations for RAW and SmackDown, occasionally even on the brink of showtime. This habit has led to the last-minute distribution of rundown sheets and the subsequent cancellation of certain segments and matches.
A noteworthy development related to the Hartford RAW show is that it's reportedly the highest-grossing RAW/SmackDown event in the history of WWE's presence in the Hartford market. According to WWE's internal reports, this event has set a new precedent, highlighting the positive trajectory of the WWE brand within the region.