The main event at Survivor Series 2019 was a showdown to remember, as Shayna Baszler emerged victorious over Becky Lynch and Bayley in a triple threat all-champions match.
But despite the remarkable performances by all three competitors, the fans in attendance voiced their displeasure throughout the match. Not only that, but it was reported that Vince McMahon was dissatisfied with the main event as well.
Apparently, the WWE chairman was extremely unhappy to the point where he was contacting the referee to make changes. More specifically, Vince wanted Bayley, Baszler and Lynch to perform more intense in-ring moves..
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), there's a story going around that an agitated Vince "was telling the ref high spots for them to do as the match was going on."
However, the Observer noted that some in WWE denied this notion. They said that although McMahon "was mad," he wasn't instructing the official to have the superstars perform "high spots."
Even if Vince wasn't actually calling for changes, it's still well-known among the wrestling world that he does make serious adjustments before and during major matches every once in a while.
Survivor Series Did Not Disappoint
Survivor Series 2019 turned out to be a better show compared to more recent ones, and WWE deserves credit for wisely using it as a night to showcase the NXT brand and its many talents. This may have been what NXT needed in order to gain more momentum in the Wednesday Night Wars with AEW.
On top of that, most of the matches met or exceeded expectations, including the Rey Mysterio-Brock Lesnar WWE Championship match as well as the Daniel Bryan-Bray Wyatt showdown for the Universal Championship. Even if Vince was disappointed with the main event, Survivor Series 2019 was still a Grade-A show.