Vince McMahon and other top WWE executives missed this week's Monday Night Raw in Knoxville, Tennessee.
This week's episode of Raw saw the reaction of The Fiend's attack on Seth Rollins, the continuation of the Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks feud, and the final of the King of the Ring tournament.
Raw was under the control of Executive Director Paul Heyman this week, as Vince and other top WWE executives weren't present at the show according to reports.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Heyman ran Raw this week behind the scenes as Vince, Kevin Dunn, and Triple H were not present at the show. Michael Mansury, who is WWE’s Vice President of Global Television production, filled in for Dunn.
It is believed that the reason why Triple H wasn't at Raw was that he's already in Orlando to prepare for NXT’s premiere on the USA Network.
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However, Pro Wrestling Sheet hasn't reported a reason why Dunn and McMahon missed this week's red brand show.
When Heyman and Eric Bischoff were hired as Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively, it was to allow Vince to take a step back from the job of running each show.
McMahon's absence from Raw this week could just be an example of just that, rather than something which is going to be a more common occurrence in the future.
As of writing, it's currently unclear if Vince and Dunn will be missing SmackDown Live tonight. It seems unlikely that Triple H will be at the show since NXT's premiere on USA is this Wednesday.
Raw this week wasn't bad in the absence of Vince, Dunn, and Triple H. It did have its good points such as The Fiend's attack on Kane and the King of the Ring Final.
However, it did have its bad points too such as the Father-Reveal Party, Rusev's booking for his WWE return, and the Tag Team Summit.
To get a true feeling as to how Raw performed without Vince and some of WWE's top executives though, we'll have to wait for the TV ratings to be released.News Now - Sport News