Member Of The Shield Gets Backstage Heat After Confronting A Top WWE Superstar, Fines Issued For Dangerous MITB Spots?, Why Randy Orton Went Over & When It Was Decided, SummerSlam Main Event, Big Babyface Turn Expected, Dolph Ziggler's Next Feud Revealed

- 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.

  • Xavier

    @Richard: So with Ziggler/Big E at Summerslam, who does Del Rio feud with?, RVD maybe?

    And good for Rollins, if Orton is gonna confront guys like Kennedy or Kofi over blowing spots then people should be able to call him out on it to. No matter your position in the company.

    • should probably re-read the article. Reigns was the one that was complaining. Rollins told Reigns to back off and that it’s never a good idea to complain about or to Orton. Which ultimately is the truth.

      • Xavier

        I read the article. Re-read what I wrote.

        “And good for Reigns, if Orton is gonna confront guys like Kennedy or Kofi over blowing spots then people should be able to call him out on it to. No matter your position in the company.”

        • it said Rollins when I posted. so obviously you have edited it since then.

          • Xavier

            Yeah, that was my bad. I meant to say Reigns. I didn’t realize I typed Rollins instead

    • Ben

      I agree that Reigns should be able to call Orton out, but somehow despite all his screw-ups Orton still has stroke. Heck, the day after he returned from suspension he did a legitimate interview and absolutely buried Heath Slater with no consequences (not defending Slater, simply pointing out the classless garbage Orton got away with scot-free). Point being, it’s no secret Orton’s an egotistical jerk who has no issue killing pushes… even when he’s wrong, it’s futile to call him out on anything.

  • John

    Correct me if i’m wrong but isn’t Roman Reign’s cousins with The Rock?? Yeah, i doubt the “backstage heat” is going to be a problem for him in the future.

  • John

    Has anyone been following this guy ? Apparently has connections within WWE & has predicted every single WWE PPV match since Elimination Chamber, including MITB last night.

    Looks like a problem for WWE.

    • Jay El Bee

      I don’t how believable that story is since the guys predictions had a timestamp of 11:30 last night, and where I live that was at least an hour and a half after the PPV.

      • John

        It’s definitely accurate because i saw a lot of people on twitter talking about it & saying Sandow was winning the MITB ladder match before it began.

        Maybe it’s a different time zone?

  • Winnipeg

    For the punk vs Brock match i think the classic interference. But by the undertaker to set up Lesnar vs Taker at Mania. That way nether Punk or Brock don’t loose any momentum.

  • IndyEhman

    A lot of time between SummerSlam and Mania in regards to Punk/Lesnar. Big wins (potentially) at Survivor Series and/or the Royal Rumble for Lesnar would more than make up for losing to Punk.
    I was really hoping Ziggler would stay in the title picture after last night. Hope any feud with Big E is short lived.

  • Michael

    That’s just like Orton goes and Bitches about other wrestlers when they do something he doesn’t like even helped get Kennedy fired but when he does something he doesn’t want anybody to complain that’s selfish. And I don’t feel that reigns should have heat for speaking up on possible being injured.

  • dan

    So I’m trying to post under my membership name but I can’t seem to work it out. I write a comment and then it says my email address is already in use. How do I post from it then!!

  • amaanakter

    I hope it does not take this long for Ziggler to get the title back

  • Jay El Bee

    Well since Lesnar’s character doesn’t care about wins and losses and only cares about beating people up, I guess Punk could win the match and Lesnar could beat the crap out of Punk during and after the match. Also I hope the Cena-Bryan match doesn’t happen because that sounds like a B level PPV match at best.

  • 1degenerate

    Reigns sounds like a spoiled brat. I never read anything about Orton complaining about Reigns screw up in their singles match on Raw a while back when Reigns was to bounce off the ropes for a spot and he stopped halfway,turned around and walked into the move instead.
    God that looked awful.Its a 2 way street Roman.

  • Jaryd

    I know it’s all well and good to say it after the event but I was of the impression that Bryan wouldn’t need the briefcase to be put in the title picture. Randy Orton was the logical choice, as even though he is definitely an “all-star” he’s one that is in need of rebuilding which the briefcase gives him the perfect chance to do. MITB is, dare I say it, beneath Bryan with his current momentum

  • 1degenerate

    If this “news” is even true(after all it was said the info is “sketchy”) then Reigns is an idiot.Orton is known as one of the safest wrestlers to work with. So he(supposedly) messed up? If Reigns is gonna throw a hissy fit over this supposed incident wait until he works w/ RVD and his potato shots he’s known for.

  • thepowerserge

    It’s stuff like this that confirms my opinion of Orton. Way to send a positive message to the undercard by rewarding guys for violating the “Wellness” policy. Good job, Roman for calling out a douche like Orton. I just hope this doesn’t lead to Orton bitching backstage and ruining The Shield.