Vince McMahon reportedly was not backstage during Monday’s episode of RAW, according to the Wrestling Observer Radio. Dave Meltzer reported that McMahon had traveled to Texas to be with the family of his late brother Rod McMahon, who passed away last week. While he was not backstage, McMahon reportedly was in regular communication with those running the show and made tweaks to the broadcast plans. Meltzer also reported that McMahon was not backstage at this past Friday’s episode of SmackDown for similar reasons.
Paul Heyman reportedly was seen backstage during Monday’s episode of RAW, according to the Wrestling Observer. Dave Meltzer reported that the reason for Heyman’s visit was due to him being the main person in charge for Goldberg’s promos and creative plans.
Dana Brooke reportedly was feeling fine backstage following her women’s tag team match on RAW, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that there was some concerns backstage due to Nia Jax’s chokeslam spot that resulted in Brooke’s head landing rough on the mat.
Johnson also reported that the intital countout finish to the six-woman’s tag team match was the result of a legit botch by Shayna Baszler and not something that was originally planned to happen. Johnson also reported that WWE officials quickly sent Adam Pearce out to improvise a restart to the match.