Backstage news from Monday Night Raw in NOLA…
- While Stephanie McMahon is known to not be a Paul Heyman gal, Vince McMahon is very high up on him right now. Words going around backstage to describe his work on this week's show were words like "mastermind." They also want to use Heyman to help bring along Cesaro. While it didn't work for Curtis Axel, the feeling is it will work in the right situation.
- Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger isn't something expected to "drag on" and could be a "one and done" program.
- Rob Van Dam is slated for a "nice push" over the next few months and we're told Vince McMahon wants to keep him around for as long as he can. As we already mentioned, this latest deal is believed to be through SummerSlam.
- Zack Ryder was nursing his back at Raw but it did not appear to be anything major.
- Christian was still not cleared to return as of Monday night.