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Nikki Bella Storyline Nixed, Top WWE Star Upset, Backstage News From Raw

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Backstage news from Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas, Nevada…

- Dean Ambrose was written off television to film his role in the upcoming WWE Studios production "Lockdown." That is the obvious part and wasn't the discussion making rounds backstage. What people were talking about was how the feud of Seth Rollins vs. Ambrose showed the company's ability to effectively book a mid-card program. The feeling backstage was that it was refreshing to see two guys not in the main event having a great feud.

- There was talk at one time to pair Nikki Bella with Seth Rollins, however, it was nixed due to the feeling that no one would buy it because of Nikki's relationship with John Cena being featured on Total Divas.

- Randy Orton was upset backstage about taking some stiff kicks in the tag match.

- Brock Lesnar has been in the plans for WWE Night of Champions for over a month, however, the decision for a rematch with John Cena wasn't made on Monday night. It will be interesting to see how that match is booked.

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