As most know by now WWE has scrapped the Vince McMahon â<80><9c>deathâ<80> angle stemming from the tragedy of the Benoit family last week.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter the plan was to have Vince return this summer claiming that he faked his own death. He was then going to reveal an accomplice with several names being mentioned for the role. Mr. Kennedy was a top candidate for the role as WWE wanted to build a monster heel character off the storyline.
The June 25th edition of RAW (which ended up being a Chris Benoit tribute show) was scheduled to be a memorial service for Vince. WWE brought in a casket, flowers, candles, and pictures of the Chairman. All of the talent was told to wear a black suit for the evening. The show was suppose to end with a cliff hanger with the lead detective (â<80><9c>Mr. Beckâ<80>) making an arrest of the fake culprit, which would later turn out to be Linda McMahon.