WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was, in fact, backstage at this week's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

McMahon's presence at WWE TV shows was always a given in years past but over the past several months, his absence has become more and more frequent.

The reason the WWE Chairman has been absent from several WWE television events over the past several months is primarily due to his commitments with the upcoming re-launch of the XFL.

We will keep you posted as updates surface regarding Vince McMahon's status at WWE shows, as well as the re-launch of the XFL right here at DailyWrestlingNews.com.

For those who missed this week's edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX, check out detailed results via the following link: