A Behind-the-Scenes Look at WWE’s Recent Upheaval
In an industry where a single decision can sway the fortunes of stars, rings, and entire storylines, recent seismic shifts in WWE’s management have been the talk of the town. But amidst all the corporate reshuffling with UFC, there’s one constant that even those changes couldn’t shake — The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his storyline with The Bloodline.
Vince McMahon Steps Back, but Roman Reigns Remains the King of the Yard
First off, let’s talk about the big man, Vince McMahon, who was once the alpha and omega of WWE’s creative realm. Since the merger with UFC, McMahon has found himself on the outskirts of the creative circle, passing the torch to WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
“Fightful Select is reporting that Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his storyline with The Bloodline is the one thing that has been immune to all changes backstage.”
And why wouldn’t it be? Reigns has been the cornerstone of WWE, and his plotlines have garnered some of the highest ratings. It’s a narrative so electrifying that not even a merger could rattle it.
The Puppet Masters Behind Roman Reigns and The Bloodline
Paul Heyman and Michael Hayes have been orchestrating the saga that we see unfold week by week. Specifically, they’ve been the magicians behind the curtain for many of the Bloodline’s most intense moments.
“Reigns’s storyline is still in the hands of the champion himself and Paul Heyman, with many of the surrounding Bloodline angles being produced by Michael Hayes.”
Hayes has been at the helm of many key segments, including the recent WWE Undisputed Tag Team Title match on “WWE Raw.” So, the next time you find yourself at the edge of your seat during a Bloodline segment, you know who to thank.
The Post-McMahon Era: A New Kind of WWE?
Before we all jump on the ‘Triple H train,’ let’s not forget that McMahon hasn’t been physically backstage since the night after WrestleMania 39. Still, he was making remote changes via Zoom, affecting the roster in more ways than one could imagine.
“The WWE creative process over the last few weeks is said to be much more relaxed in the wake of McMahon no longer being able to meddle at the last minute.”
It’s also worth noting that DIY, a popular tag team, got back in action on WWE TV after a hiatus. This reemergence might signify a more lenient, flexible creative approach in the absence of McMahon.
LA Knight: The Plot Thickens
But wait, there’s more. What about LA Knight? Fightful informs us that his current push was already in the works long before McMahon left the helm.
“Fightful says that LA Knight’s current push was already planned before McMahon left and has also been unaffected by McMahon no longer being an advocate in the creative process.”
So it seems, the Knight will continue to rise, unshaken by the changing tides.
The Final Bell
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or so it seems for Roman Reigns and The Bloodline. As new winds blow through WWE’s corporate hallways, the central narrative of Reigns remains as unshakable as ever. It’s almost as if the story writes itself – but for those penning these sagas, the challenge remains to keep us hooked, come hell or high water.