John Laurinaitis was not backstage at this week’s WWE TV tapings because he has taken some time off after having shoulder surgery late last week.
We’ve been covering how Laurinaitis has lost a lot of his power and duties within the company. Laurinaitis is now considered the head producer/agent at WWE live events. Reports are suggesting that Laurinaitis doesn’t even have an office at WWE headquarters anymore. With that said, there are still plans to bring him back to TV as a character this year.
(Partial source: PWInsider)