— Despite more serious allegations coming out against him, Vince McMahon was at Friday’s WWE Smackdown and pretty much ran the show. PWInsider.com adds that it was “100%” Vince’s vision on the broadcast even though he arrived late to the show and did not address the new Wall Street Journal article that listed more examples of misconduct against him.
— Stephanie McMahon nor Paul “HHH” Levesque were at Smackdown on Friday. Bruce Prichard was back, however, after having taken some time off to recover from shoulder surgery.
— Jason Jordan, one of WWE’s top producers, was not at Friday’s show due to the fact that he and his wife were expecting the arrival of a new baby. With Jordan out and as detailed in a previous post, a lot of additional work fell on the remaining producers with Adam Pearce taking over Jordan’s role overseeing everything.