Backstage News From WWE Raw – Randy Orton Leaving, What WWE Officials Thought Of “Anger Management” & Update On Daniel Bryan Detractors, The Miz On Commentary, Which Top WWE Worker That Pushed For Antonio Cesaro

- Randy Orton is scheduled to finish up with WWE in the next two weeks to begin filming the second installment of the WWE Studios production “12 Rounds.” Principal photography is set to begin on 9/26 in Vancouver.

- Daniel Bryan was praised once again for his work in the Anger Management segments with Kane and Harold in this week’s WWE Raw. I’m told any Bryan detractors left in company management are all but gone as most, if not all, feel comfortable booking him in any situation. Not only are WWE officials high up on him because of his in-ring but there is a large level of respect for him for getting his character over.

- While readers were by large high up on it, I’m told The Miz was not well-received on commentary backstage. One source said some felt he showed a lack of personality in his work.

- I’m told CM Punk has pushed the idea to get Antonio Cesaro over and push him. There are still preliminary plans to program Cesaro with Christian when he returns.

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  • Isaac

    I am really happy Daniel Bryan has made it this far, I hope he gets another championship run eventually

    • Patrick Peralta

      It's good to see the fans who didn't know about him enjoy his work in and out of the ring… I've been a Fan of Bryan's his entire career and I knew he had not just great in-ring work but was good on promos and could get his character over.

      CM Punk calls himself "The Best in the World" (and Punk is just as good as Bryan ) but that title was Given to Bryan first and he has earned it. His Trainer was Regal and Regal is the best Technical Wrestler around.

      I'd like to see a Feud with Bryan and Regal or have them Team up.

  • Gesusoliver

    one thing I found particularly interesting was last nights dark match was more of a run in beat down. It had the likes of Punk, Cena, Dolph, Orton, The miz, and a few others but Also Antonio. It seemed out of place but now it makes sense. I am growing on him in the WWE and super excited to see what they do.

  • themcdangler

    I’m loving Cesaros work. I’m not much of an Indy guy so Ive never seen him as claudio but I really dig the move set we’ve seen so far. His pop up European uppercut is my new favorite move in pro wrestling.

  • Michael

    I hope they sign Scorpio Sky aka Harold. He can come out and attack Daniel Bryan and Kane for the pain he suffered through anger management.

  • The Man

    I've always been a huge Daniel Bryan fan, he should be getting the title reign that CM "OVERRATED" Punk is getting. But as we all know what Punk wants Punk gets.

    • Evon Reese

      I agree.Daniel Bryan is better than Punk. Punk changed his tune and went to kissing butt big time to get where he's at.

  • havoc525

    So, as always, the fans love something on the show and management hate it.

  • MonsterMike42

    The headline read "Randy Orton Leaving" and I thought it was saying Orton's leaving WWE as in didn't want to be fired or something.

    Also, The Miz showed no personality? Were they watching clips from his first year in the company? Personally, I think commentary on RAW was better last night than it has been the past couple of years.

  • partyjereme

    Why is Bryan getting the praise, Kane is the one making those segments great.

  • _JIM_

    Cesaro needs to lose Aksana so he doesn't have to be a part of stupid angles like the current cobra thing. Ridiculous…