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Vince McMahon was not backstage at WWE RAW this week

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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was reportedly not backstage this week’s episode of WWE RAW, this news comes following the recent slew of issues that the company has allegedly had with the new omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PWInsider and Ringside News both reported that the following key members of backstage staff were not present at this week’s episode of the flagship show:

  • WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon
  • Senior Vice President & Executive Director Bruce Prichard
  • Executive Producer & Chief of Global Television Distribution Kevin Dunn
  • Producer, on-air talent & Director of Live Events Adam Pearce
  • Senior Producer, Hall of Famer & Vice President of Creative Writing & Booking Michael ‘PS’ Hayes

It is not confirmed if these key men backstage will also be absent for this Friday’s live SmackDown show on FOX, or whether they will remain away from events until the WWE Day 1 PPV event on Saturday, January 1st.

Vince McMahon missing backstage

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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