Update On Vince McMahon Making Drastic Changes To This Week’s Episode Of Raw

Vince McMahon once again flexed his creative influence before the June 19 episode of Monday Night Raw, shaking things up in significant ways. According to a report by Fightful Select, McMahon implemented some “drastic changes,” particularly regarding the opening segment of the show. Originally, Seth Rollins was slated to defend the World Heavyweight Championship in an open challenge at the beginning, but a twist occurred when Finn Balor attacked Rollins amidst the crowd’s enthusiastic rendition of his entrance music.

Balor didn’t stop there and proceeded to unleash a relentless assault on Rollins around the ringside area, repeatedly outsmarting WWE security and Adam Pearce to dish out further punishment. Even after the commercial break, Balor didn’t show any mercy, launching a surprise attack on Rollins from behind backstage. These events set the stage for their upcoming clash for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank on July 1, taking place at The O2 in London, England.

Dave Meltzer, in his report on Wrestling Observer Radio, revealed that Vince McMahon intended to raise the heat around Finn Balor during the opening segment of Raw. Furthermore, the additions made by McMahon were reportedly even better than the original plans for the show.

“It was something Vince really wanted. The whole angle involving Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, I think he wanted something big, something more significant for both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor. It was about intensifying the spotlight on Finn Balor. To be fair, I’ve spoken to people who were present, and they told me that the 30 minutes Vince added were superior to the 30 minutes that were initially planned, whatever that may mean. They put in a tremendous effort in building up Seth and Finn Balor,” Meltzer commented.

Since April 3, when WWE was acquired by Endeavor, McMahon has been at the helm of WWE creative, overseeing the direction of Monday Night Raw, either remotely or in person, starting from the Raw after WrestleMania 39.

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