According to a report from Fightful, Vince McMahon hasn’t been backstage at multiple RAW and SmackDown TV tapings over the last few months. McMahon hasn’t appeared at many SmackDown TV tapings since Thanksgiving and Bruce Prichard has taken his spot at the gorilla position.
McMahon has been at the RAW TV tapings “approximately half the time.” He has also been “exceptionally private” as of late. While McMahon is still very hands-on with the product, he does go over scripts via conference calls when he’s not backstage.
Of course, Vince McMahon has been spending a lot of time on the XFL with the relaunch last week but there’s no confirmation on whether that’s the sole reason for his decreased presence at WWE tapings.