According to Reddit user MetsFan4Ever, a former backstage worker who has broken several stories in the past is reporting that Vince McMahon is livid at Byron Saxton over his commentary during last Monday’s post-WrestleMania 31 episode of Monday Night RAW. The report states that the rest of RAW after the angle that saw Brock Lesnar taking out Michael Cole was supposed to just be Saxton doing commentary but as we saw, Jerry Lawler was sent out to help. Lawler was in the building due to it being the night after WrestleMania and Vince reportedly called Lawler to the gorilla position shortly before 10:00pm and told him to go out and “breathe life into Byron.” Despite Lawler going out to assist, Vince apparently thought Saxton didn’t improve and stayed furious at him.
The report also notes that Vince reportedly ignored Saxton as soon as he returned backstage. After the angle with Lesnar, Cole was said to be in the gorilla position also and tried coaching Saxton through the broadcast. There is no heat on Cole for not being able to fix things from backstage as both Vince and Kevin Dunn reportedly feel that when Saxton was given a major opportunity, he did not “grab the brass ring.” As always, some of this report should be taken as a rumor unless we hear more.Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter was asked by a fan on Twitter if Vince really was upset with Saxton, mentioning the MetsFan4Ever report, and Meltzer said Vince was.
Meanwhile, both McMahon and Dunn are said to be very impressed with Renee Young right now but they want to keep her doing backstage interviews and pre-shows for now. However, there is serious talk of bringing her to the RAW announce team sooner than later.