One top talent had a verbal back and forth with McMahon in front of everyone at last night's RAW. During the exchange, the talent (unnamed at this time) basically told Vince the writing sucks and that McMahon doesn't have his finger on the pulse of things anymore. The talent continued on to say that Vince needs to start listening to people around him and that when WWE goes to "hell in a handbasket," it will be all Vince's fault
McMahon's top stars, along with pressure from NBC Universal to fix the ratings is said to be a huge slap in McMahon's face. This all played a factor in McMahon making drastic changes and word is that more changes will be coming to the product.