After the passing of his brother Rod McMahon, Vince McMahon was not in attendance for the Royal Rumble. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson has the scoop on exactly who was in charge of each match at the event. Vince reportedly watched the Royal Rumble on the WWE Network and stayed in constant conversation with WWE officials, directing traffic over the phone when needed.
According to Johnson, the following producers were in charge of the following matches:
*Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Michael Hayes)
*Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg (Chris Park)
*Sasha Banks vs. Carmella (TJ Wilson)
*Men’s Rumble (Shane McMahon, Jason Jordan, Jamie Noble, others)
*Women’s Rumble (Adam Pearce, TJ Wilson, Pat Buck, others)
Also, the idea for Peter Rosenburg to win the WWE 24/7 Championship was a means to have the WWE brand showcased on “The Michael Kay Show” over on the YES! Network.