Vince McMahon Made Late Changes To RAW Due To Passing Of George H.W. Bush
This past Monday’s RAW had some last minute changes to the script. According to Dave Meltzer at The Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon wanted more happy storylines and endings in order to get the faces over strong. This was due to the fact that former U.S President George H.W. Bush. passed away, and wanted to produce a more “happy” show.
McMahon felt with the passing of George Bush and it being in Houston, and then honoring Bush at the outset, he wanted more faces over and less “heavy” heat than in recent weeks.
Vince usually arrives to the arena early in the day, but was visiting his mother who now lives in Houston. He reportedly arrived at 3:30 PM, and wanted to make changes to the script. This is reason why we saw Rousey arm-barring Tamina, and the surprise win for Dolph Zigger defeating Drew McIntyre.
It will be interesting to see if we go back to heavy heel heat on next week’s RAW, as it is the go home show for TLC. It would make sense for the heels to gain the advantage going into the PPV.