– WWE will fill out the WWE Payback card on this week’s TVs but many feel they waited too late and it’s really going to hurt the buyrate of an already B-level show. Prior to this week’s Raw, only three matches have been announced.
– While it’s true that Dolph Ziggler passed an ImPACT Concussion Test last Monday, there’s new doubt surrounding his medical clearance. We’re told Ziggler’s concussion was worse than expected and there is a possibility he does not work the pay-per-view on Sunday. This was evident on weekend WWE live events as he told crowds he was not cleared despite stating the contrary on Smackdown.
– Many are speculating that CM Punk returns to WWE either on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw or at the pay-per-view itself although multiple sources say any deal for him to actually work the show in Chicago will be of “last minute nature.” We’re told Punk’s primary focus right now is cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the belief backstage is there’s no way Punk doesn’t work on Sunday given an already thin roster and an ultra thin pay-per-view card.