– Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and The Usos were heavily put over backstage for their Money in the Bank Kickoff match. For those wondering the reason for the pullback in The Shield’s push, it has do with the fact there is “nowhere to go from the top.” However, we are told there is some backstage heat on Roman Reigns. While details are sketchy, it has something to do with a spot at a live event several weeks ago involving Randy Orton. Apparently Reigns confronted Orton over a blown spot and it rubbed him the wrong way. Seth Rollins was reportedly involved, but only in trying to tell Reigns it wasn’t a good idea to confront Orton in the first place. While it’s believed Orton was in the wrong, he still has a lot of backstage influence and it’s never a good idea to to complain on him or at him.
– We’re told no fine will be issued over the CM Punk/Paul Heyman spot that saw Punk get busted open the hardway on Sunday night.
– Randy Orton going over in the Money in the Bank All-Stars match was not a last minute thing. It’d been mentioned but many felt it was a smoke signal to detract from the proposed SummerSlam match for the WWE title between John Cena and Daniel Bryan. In a sense, Orton going over was a swerve but we’re told the plan for SummerSlam is still Cena vs. Bryan for the title. They’ll look to blowoff the stuff with Mark Henry before moving on.
– Speaking of SummerSlam, the main event of the show is considered to be Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk with everything else secondary. Lesnar is scheduled to appear on several episodes of Monday Night Raw including this week in Brooklyn. The biggest issue here is who to put over. Punk has racked up the losses (even after beating Chris Jericho at WWE Payback) but putting him over Lesnar would likely hurt Lesnar’s drawability for Wrestlemania XXX. It’s a problem and there were multiple ideas pitched to quell it. So far, there’s no solution I can share with you.
– The talk coming out of Money in the Bank was to book Cody Rhodes as a babyface. Another program likely for SummerSlam is Big E Langston vs. Dolph Ziggler involving WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee.