WWE reportedly nixed a segment for RAW that was similar to AEW incident
As seen during the 2023 AEW All Out PPV, MJF threw a drink at a young fan who was apparently not a plant. According to people in attendance, the fan and his mother were legitimately upset about the incident and had to be calmed down.
According to Fightful Select, WWE had originally planned a RAW segment for March 6th in which a wrestler would throw a drink into the face of another wrestler during a match. The segment ended up being nixed and Fightful noted the following…
“Throughout the day there were some backstage that heard of the plans and thought that it was a shot at AEW, or a reference to MJF throwing a drink on a child at AEW Revolution. We can confirm, however, that this was already in the plans that were sent to many within WWE even before AEW Revolution went on the air, as much of the creative structure was done by that show.”