Vince McMahon is “Livid” After A Botch On WWE SmackDown

Published 01/17/2021, 9:20 AM EST


Last night on SmackDown, Adam Pearce tricked Universal Champion Roman Reigns and the WWE Universe alike. However, there were some troubles during the segment, and Vince McMahon is not happy with how things played out.

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In the segment, Adam Pearce, Roman Reigns, and Paul Heyman came down to the ring for the Royal Rumble 2021 contract signing. The contract was for the last man standing match for the Universal title.

As Pearce and Reigns signed the contract, the former left the ring and started walking backstage with a limp. On the ramp, he announced how his leg was working up because of some old NWA injuries.

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As he was medically unfit to compete, Reigns needed a new challenger. Because he was a WWE official, Pearce reserved the right to find Reigns a new opponent. He chose former Universal Champion Kevin Owens who came out and signed the contract.

Vince McMahon is furious over the segment’s botch

As one might notice from the segment, Pearce’s mic glitched and cut off multiple times as he was revealing his motives. Ringside News has found out that it was definitely an unintentional botch.

But the botch came with some consequences as, “Vince McMahon and Executive Vice President, Television Production Kevin Dunn were livid about this production botch.” They were both “very pi**ed” about the glitch.

LAS VEGAS – AUGUST 24: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Those missing lines from Pearce were apparently very important. Mr. McMahon’s anger is justified as we may never know what Pearce was really saying.

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However, Ringside News also confirmed it was indeed “a production f*ck up, to say the least.” With WWE’s efficient team, their source also noted that the occurrence was “very rare around here [WWE].”

As a multimedia company, WWE and its production go through various stages of quality check. A scene or a product is checked multiple times before it actually goes on stage.

The botch was really unfortunate on WWE’s part and deprived the fans off an interesting promo. What did you think of the otherwise surprising promo on SmackDown? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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