– We’re told this week’s WWE Raw was written over the weekend and there weren’t any major changes the day of the show. One “major thing” that backfired was the company’s estimation of how the Rawactive poll would go. One observer commented how anyone thought Kane would get more Twitter votes than Daniel Bryan [for CM Punk’s opponent] shows their disconnect with the audience. Despite Kane being the on-air winner of the poll, Bryan clearly won the voting and they ended up making a joke out of the Rawactive concept.
– There were a lot of people raving about the work of Antonio Cesaro for his match against Sheamus. We’re told WWE wants more out of Sheamus and they want him to prove his worth. In booking him in matches with guys like Damien Sandow and Cesaro, the company wants him to know there are other workers capable of taking his spot. Cesaro not only has support of WWE Champion CM Punk but Vince McMahon is high up on him as well.
– WWE is slowly moving forward with plans for Alberto Del Rio and Rosa Mendes as we first reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium.
– As for The Shield, there has been a lot of talk about putting another NXT guy with them because they want Roman Reigns to be the leader but feel he’s too green to even work a five-minute match and do not want Seth Rollins or Dean Ambrose to go under at this point. We don’t know a lot in terms of the future of the angle other than they still look to be involved with CM Punk.