Backstage news from WWE Raw in Roanoke, Virginia…
- We’re told Jack Swagger got heat as soon as he got backstage for being careless with the ladder following Alberto Del Rio’s match against Dolph Ziggler. Not only from Del Rio but from WWE officials as well. The feeling was he was reckless and could have hurt someone.
- Look for the Divas to continue to be featured with more television time with the “Total Divas” reality series coming to E! in July.
- It looks as though the push may be back on for Antonio Cesaro as they scrapped the yodeling gimmick and are resetting his character. Officials were high up on the promo he cut after squashing Zack Ryder. He isn’t expected to go over Randy Orton on this week’s WWE Main Event but officials want to see if he can work yet another good match.
- Brock Lesnar staring at the Royal Rumble promotional poster (featuring The Rock) was the company’s way of subtly teasing a possible match between the two. Much has been written about WWE wanting to do a Brock/Rock confrontation on Raw the night after Wrestlemania but it was scrapped due to Rock’s injury.
- We heard the locker room was abuzz about Wellness Testing next week which begs the question why it would be talked about before the tests were administered.