WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon is reportedly excessive up on Peyton Royce, Bianca Belair and Bayley, who at the moment holds the SmackDown Girls’s Title and the WWE Girls’s Tag Staff Titles with RAW Girls’s Champion Sasha Banks.
Vince held a inventive assembly on Wednesday, July 29, the day earlier than the 2020 Q2 earnings report the subsequent day, July 30. That assembly was described as brutal with Vince approving nothing. One other assembly was held on Friday, July 31, and that assembly reportedly went four hours. Vince reportedly talked without end at that assembly about how a lot he loves Bayley and her new persona. He additionally commented on how he sees Royce and Belair as singles stars.
There have been all kinds of points on Monday, August three and Tuesday, August four with the TV tapings on the WWE Efficiency Middle, which have been for the August three and August 10 RAW episodes, and tonight’s SmackDown present. It is normally chaotic on the day of WWE TV tapings, however this was described as an “overly chaotic week” because of the low scores from the July 27 RAW, and as a consequence of how Vince was grilled by buyers on the Q2 earnings name, and due to destructive press concerning the scores world, not simply within the professional wrestling media, however the mainstream world as effectively, particularly the monetary and leisure press.
Throughout final week, Vince reportedly got here up with Shane McMahon’s return for RAW Underground, and a RAW angle with Randy Orton and WWE Corridor of Famer Ric Aptitude. Nonetheless, it was mentioned that he wouldn’t decide to some other outdoors concepts. As of the morning of this week’s RAW, that was all Vince had accredited of and the present was written however not with him approving some other components. After Tuesday’s RAW taping, with the subsequent day’s SmackDown taping surrounded in chaos as a consequence of Vince “blowing up the scripted present” and the lack of some abilities on the final minute who have been anticipated to look tonight, the choice was made to tape only one week of SmackDown, as a substitute of two.
The unique plan was to tape simply WWE NXT on Wednesday, August 12, to air that evening and on August 19. That’s nonetheless the plan, however since key manufacturing employees will probably be there, now they’ll tape the August 14 SmackDown episode on August 13. The August 17 RAW episode was scheduled to be taped just a few hours earlier that day, together with the August 21 SmackDown present, however they have been moved to be taped on Thursday, August 13, together with SmackDown, to avoid wasting on prices. That also leaves the taping for the August 21 SmackDown present, the go-home episode for SummerSlam, however no official determination had been made for that taping as of final evening.
It was additionally famous that as of press time, in addition to the NXT “Takeover: XXX” occasion on August 22 and the upcoming foremost roster pay-per-view dates, nothing is scheduled and the whole lot continues to be to be decided. The logic can be to tape the August 21 SmackDown present by itself, the day earlier than, for the reason that manufacturing crew is already working in Florida the subsequent day for Takeover. Nonetheless, individuals int he firm, corresponding to abilities, producers, writers and others, haven’t been informed of any new TV taping dates previous August 13.
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