As it was noted on Monday (first reported by Ringside News), Vince McMahon was not at the Royal Rumble on Sunday. He also was not backstage at SmackDown this past Friday.
Despite McMahon not being there physically, he was still in communication with the people in production and the key people running the show and he is expected to be backstage this Friday for SmackDown.
McMahon was not at WWE events this weekend because he attended the funeral of his brother Roderick McMahon, who passed away on January 20. The cause of his death has not been made public. We send along deepest condolences to the McMahon family.