I remember reading once in an interview with Jerry Lawler that Vince McMahon used to decide what he wanted at the next WrestleMania and would then book backwards from there. When do you think Vince stopped doing this and why? Was it when Vince Russo came to power? When The Monday Night Wars started? Do you think there’s any chance Vince (or HHH/Stephanie whenever they take over) might go back to this method of booking or has that ship pretty much sailed? Thanks for reading and have a good day!
That train has indeed sailed, except I guess for Rock/Cena. But it was absolutely during the Monday Night Wars and the fixation with popping ratings therein. That’s also a reason why PPV in general is a dying beast for them.