In a very interesting note, Vince McMahon was not at the funeral for Roddy Piper this week. The two of them have had a rocky relationship over the years, as both are alpha males and very outspoken. WWE recently terminated the legends contract that Piper was under before he passed away from a heart attack. Triple H and Michael Hayes represented the company at the funeral.
August 13, 2015
When the racial controversy involving Hulk Hogan erupted, WWE was extremely worried about the blow back that might come their way. By quickly cutting ties with Hogan, they managed to cushion the blow a bit. While management will never admit it, the belief was that the company was internally worried that the Michael Hayes situation would come back to light in the mainstream media.
August 1, 2015
Earlier in the week, Michael Hayes took to social media to promise WWE fans that there would be some surprises on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. After the telecast was over, angry fans told Hayes that he did not keep his words. The legendary member of the Fabulous Freebirds decided to issue a response by stating that he never said that it would be huge surprises. He never promised Steve Austin or The Rock.
April 17, 2015
While it is being said that the decision was not a last minute one, Seth Rollins was not aware of the plans when Wrestlemania started. In fact, he didn't even know what was to come while he was doing the job for Randy Orton. Management informed him of their decision during the segment with Ronda Rousey. That was when everyone involved was sent into a room with Michael Hayes to go over the revised finish of the match.
April 3, 2015
While the internet wrestling community has accredited the rise of NXT solely to Triple H, there are others in the company that help out with the shows. For the bigger events, Michael Hayes and other WWE officials head down to Florida to provide input and feedback. They also help out with the production of the show and advise the performers on what to do. HHH is still the main guy in charge, but he definitely is not doing it all alone.
February 11, 2015