Reports have suggested that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will be micro-managing the creative team in reaction to the most recent slump in Raw ratings.
Everyone knows how concerned the WWE is about their current ratings. Linking the source for the problem is easy, it's down to keeping people hooked with their programming, especially with their live shows like Monday Night Raw.
Without people watching the program, they don't have ratings, and without ratings, they have reduced income in the next year due to investors and sponsors putting less money into the company.
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So in order to try and solve the problem, Mr. McMahon has decided to micro-manage the WWE creative team to see where things are going wrong, according to PWInsider via NoDQ.
This was evident on Saturday during the Madison Square Garden (MSG) live event as it had a different feel to The Beast in the East special from Japan last July. Vince was in charge of all production and booking at MSG, while Triple H was in charge of the Japan show. Use your own opinion to decide which show was better.
It is expected for a drop in ratings every year around this time because of the return of the NFL season. Monday night football takes a big hit on the WWE, so they must find a way to recover. In the past, they've usually done big segments at halftime with a cliff-hanger to try and hook people away from the football.
Triple H is the obvious successor to Vince McMahon when it comes to booking the WWE, but in the meantime, that transition has been put on hold, as all creative ideas now have to go through the Chairman before going into action.