Backstage news regarding Vince McMahon changing the open challenge segment with Seth Rollins on WWE RAW

As seen during the June 19th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, Finn Balor attacked world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins as Rollins was set to compete in his open challenge match. It was reported that that “drastic changes” were apparently made to the show by Vince McMahon including the opening segment with Rollins.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the situation…

“The open challenge was supposed to happen till the last minute. Vince changed… the first 30 minutes of the show, I heard, was totally changed. Vince really wanted this… the whole Seth Rollins angle with Finn Balor, I think he just wanted something big, something bigger for Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, just to heat up Finn Balor. To be fair, I know people who are there who told me, ‘Look, as far as the 30 minutes that Vince put in, it was better than the 30 minutes that was taken out’.” (quote courtesy of