With Raw getting off to a hot start after the Brand Extension, while Smackdown floundered out of the gate, many wondered if it was a sign that Vince McMahon had stepped back from handling Raw and was maybe even getting more directly involved with Smackdown (because USA wanted Smackdown to get better ratings, which is the impetus behind the brand split in the first place). Well, we’ve got news for everyone, because according to reports, Vince McMahon had the final word on booking for both Raw and Smackdown.
This should come as no surprise to anyone, because everyone in WWE will tell you that Vince has always had the final word, and probably will until the day he dies. Just like any creative endeavor, you can have a thousand bad ideas before you hit on a good one, and maybe this Monday’s Raw was just an example of that. Or maybe, Vince has finally figured out how to give the current audience what it wants. What do you think? Let us know by voting in the poll below!