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Latest on status of Raw Underground, Vince McMahon more inaccessible than usual

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This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw was put together at the last minute once again.

Fans noticed that the show didn’t feature Raw Underground in the final hour, which snapped the streak of the segments being on the show for 7 consecutive weeks.

This had caused some speculation about the future of the worked shoot-style fighting concept. Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that while there were no segments on Monday’s show, the word is that it is not finished.

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It was stated that the company hasn’t scrapped that concept, but it was noted that all is subject to change. The wrestlers who would’ve been used as extras around the ring for the fights were in contact with some people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in this latest outbreak.

Just hours before Raw went live on the USA Network, it was reported by WrestleVotes that wrestlers didn’t find out what they would be doing on the show until after 5pm, which meant they had just three hours to get their segments finalized.

Meltzer noted that most of the talent had no idea what they were doing until late afternoon or early evening. The reason for that was due to Vince McMahon as he didn't start working with the writing crew until late afternoon.

Per the report, McMahon was more inaccessible than usual at the event this week. In fact, McMahon and the creative team didn’t start writing the show until 2pm.