Vince McMahon has a habit of re-writing entire scripts himself on short-notice before shows. We reported several weeks ago that McMahon re-wrote Monday Night Raw in Houston, Texas due to the recent passing of George H.W. Bush. McMahon wanted to give the show a more positive vibe after the recent passing of the former United States President. It looks like this is somewhat of a habit for McMahon, particularly in Houston.
Ex-WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs was recently interviewed by Fightful to talk about his time with the company. During the interview, Jacobs told another similar story about McMahon rewriting an episode of Raw in Houston just before the show began. Upon arriving late to the show from visiting his mother, who lives in the local area, McMahon rewrote a significant portion of the show:
“Day of changes to the show happened every week. Something I agree with that Vince says — the best idea wins. Even if it’s at the eleventh hour. Let’s do that better thing, not ‘we already have this on paper.’ It would vary. Sometimes it would be minimal, sometimes you’d get to the show (and it changes).
“I remember one time we were in Houston, Texas, and Vince likes to visit his mom when he’s there. He gets to the show late and changed a significant portion of the show.
“I think this show started with Roman Reigns and he was coming in from the concourse like The Shield used to do, and a writer had to give Roman the script for what’s going to happen minutes before he’s supposed to go out there. That gave me an appreciate for how well that place runs.”