The WWE apology this week to the Russian people was actually an angle, reports Dave Meltzer. At first it seemed like WWE may have apologized because they received some pressure from some of their Russian fans or perhaps their Russian broadcast partners but that was not the case. There is no word on where the angle will lead to but the apology was something written into the storyline that will play out later.
I guess in hindsight it should have been obvious since they included video from the segment right above the apology on WWE.com and the video is still up on YouTube. Also, at this week’s Smackdown taping, they included the apology in the angle.