Backstage news & notes from Raw in Green Bay…
– This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw was re-written several times before they went live on the USA Network. We’re told the reason for the re-writes had to do with last minute changes to the SummerSlam lineup.
– We’re told WWE has delayed the stuff between The Shield and Mark Henry due to the uncertainly of Big Show’s status. Apparently he is medically cleared but remember, WWE thought that a couple of weeks ago.
– Speaking of The Shield, did you notice how The Wyatt Family’s segment/match immediately followed them on this week’s Raw? We’re told Vince McMahon was upset about this as he specifically stated he did not want both groups on the same hour.
– One of the reasons for Alberto Del Rio’s attack on Ricardo Rodriguez on this week’s show is that WWE felt Del Rio wasn’t over enough as a heel because people love Ricardo. Believe it or not, there was also a disciplinary component to it as Ricardo has drawn heat for openly complaining about his Wellness Policy violation.
– While original plans had CM Punk completely destroying Brock Lesnar, the decision was made to slow it down a couple weeks out from SummerSlam.