There were no other cooks for once. If there is one thing that wrestling fans tend to agree on, it is the lack of success near the top of the power structure. Vince McMahon is notorious for tearing up SmackDown Live’s scripts the day of the show and then setting up something as fast as they can the same day. Something changing might have helped a lot and now we might have had a change of pace, at least for one week.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Paul Heyman ran Monday Night Raw on his own this week as none of the other regular executives were present for the show. Triple H was in Florida getting ready for the first episode of NXT on USA. Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were gone from the show, though it is not clear why. It is not clear if this will be the case again next week.

Here is what Heyman put together. Check out the big ending segment:

Opinion: This might be the kind of thing that WWE needs. With so many people who have a piece of control in WWE, you just need a single authority figure from time to time. Heyman is someone who has run television before so it’s not like he’s being thrown in the deep end with no swimming lessons. I’m not sure it could work every single week but at least they have something fresh for a change.

Did you like Heyman’s version of the show? How much authority should he have? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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