Several major executives are absent backstage for tonight's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw in Detroit.
It's unclear why but the following names are not there, according to PWInsider:
- Vince McMahon
- Bruce Prichard
- Kevin Dunn
- Michael Hayes
- Adam Pearce
It was noted by PWI that John Laurinaitis and Ed Koskey are running things backstage. Ringside News was first to report that McMahon, Dunn, and Prichard were not seen backstage today.
In addition to the executives not being there, WWE has been dealing with the ripple effects of COVID-19 as several of the Producers are out and they are working with a limited staff.
Several of the talent was pulled from house shows last night in Tampa in New York City. In some cases, there are positive COVID-19 cases but others were pulled simply as a precaution. With WWE Day 1 happening this Sunday, it makes sense to pull some names off shows this week to protect the top matches for the pay-per-view in Atlanta.