Early news & notes from this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw…
- This week’s show opened with Stephanie McMahon “firing” Big Show for “refusing to apologize” for his actions at WWE Battleground.
- WWE Hell in a Cell will be headlined by Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the vacant WWE Championship. A Hall of Famer will be voted on by the fans on this week’s broadcast to be the special guest referee. Two out of three of the choices include Booker T and Bob Backlund.
- Bruno Sammartino was brought out by Jerry Lawler and led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to the WWE Hall of Famer. Sammartino, wearing a suit, thanked the crowd.
- Total Divas cast members Eva Marie and JoJo made their in-ring debuts in a 6-Diva Tag Team Match with Natalya against Alicia Fox, Aksana and Rosa Mendes. JoJo actually didn’t tag in but Eva did but spent more time selling than working. The match was just a little over 3 minutes.