According to Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com, Vince McMahon is once again not backstage at tonight’s edition of Smackdown Live. However, Vince is said to be involved in the creative process and was on the phone to discuss the script.
Dave Meltzer noted the following regarding tonight’s show:
Vince was tearing up tonight's show. Good or bad, this is a heavy Vince show tonight.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 27, 2019