The Newsletter reports that Vince McMahon lashed out at lead SmackDown writer Michael Hayes last week at the tapings. Hayes made a last minute pitch to feature a multi-brand match on the 500th episode of the show to create some buzz for WWE's #2 show. Vince snapped at him and made it clear that he should be more concerned with WrestleMania 25 than the 500th episode of SmackDown.

Vince was said to be in a lousy mood in general at the SmackDown tapings, and was especially upset over the decline in the show's ratings lately. As we've noted before, the 1.9 that the show pulled really fired him up.

Hayes is still slated to take his annual post-WrestleMania vacation, and several observers believe he needs it to recharge his batteries. However, more than one source is questioning whether Hayes will actually take his scheduled vacation at a time where his relationship with Vince is so strained.

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