The footage of McMahon getting into his limo was shot live and then the company quickly spliced into the pre-taped footage of the limo explosion filmed on Sunday night. To keep the stunt going, WWE set the limo back on fire when fans exited the arena after the show came to a close.
It should also be noted that this stunt had been planned for at least two weeks now, so it really had nothing to do with the rather lackluster ending to “The Sopranos” on Sunday night. WWE did issue a press release earlier playing off the negative feedback to the show ending badly, but it really was just a case of something working out that was not planned to begin with.
Some WWE fans caught Vince McMahon leaving in another limo after the show came to a close last night.
It should also be noted that many within WWE had no idea about the big finale to last night’s big WWE Draft show. It was said to be just as much of a surprise to the wrestlers backstage as it was for the fans in attendance and watching at home.
WWE issued a press release today addressing the angle, still playing up the storyline of course, but also referencing “The Sopranos” – something many wrestling fans instantly thought of when the angle went down.