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Vince McMahon: Update on his WWE Creative Involvement following SummerSlam

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Vince McMahon, the iconic figure behind WWE, was notably absent from the SummerSlam 2023 event, but is he involved in creative still?

His absence was due to a significant reason: he underwent major spinal surgery in the preceding month.

While many might have speculated about his involvement in the event, given his physical condition, the details reveal a more intricate picture.

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Vince McMahon: Role in Final Booking Decisions

Despite his surgery and subsequent recovery, Vince McMahon’s influence on WWE’s creative direction remained undiminished.

Before his surgery, he was deeply involved in all the final booking decisions for the SummerSlam event, according to a new report from Fightful Select: “Contrary to Triple H’s press conference quote, Vince McMahon was heavily involved in “final say” aspects of WWE creative ahead of his surgery.”

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Triple H’s Statement on McMahon’s Involvement

Triple H, another significant figure in WWE, provided some insights during the post-SummerSlam 2023 press conference. He mentioned that while McMahon might not be involved on a “day-to-day” basis or “in it all the time,” his influence is still paramount.

McMahon’s word is final when it comes to creative decisions. If something doesn’t align with his vision or expectations, he isn’t hesitant to mandate late changes, ensuring the product aligns with his vision.

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