Backstage news from Monday Night Raw in Omaha, Nebraska…
- As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, Roman Reigns had to have stitches backstage due to Big E Langston's chin busting him open in the 6-man tag team match.
- Naomi had her orbital bone checked out after taking Aksana's knee to the eye in their match. She was checked for a concussion but I haven't heard if she was diagnosed with one or not.
- John Cena was evaluated on Monday and saw an optometrist over the eye injury he suffered against Randy Orton over the weekend. The injury wasn't serious but he was given the night off because of it. As we reported earlier, Cena appeared once the cameras stopped rolling.
- Daniel Bryan received a tremendous amount of credit for his match with Randy Orton. The feeling from backstage is that working with Bryan is like "taking the night off" because he removes a lot of the thinking from his matches and just flat out makes everyone he's in the ring with better. However, Orton deserves credit as well as it takes more than one to have a good match. The match was by far and away the best thing on the show and it was looked at as pay-per-view quality .
- Cody Rhodes was sore after the moonsault spot but no serious injury occurred. We're told Road Dogg took some heat for not catching Cody or even breaking his fall. Some criticized Cody for not looking back to check if Road Dogg was in position but that's not the way it was looked at backstage. The feeling was Road Dogg should have been in position and was in the wrong for basically getting out of the away of it.
- WWE production was on "high alert" over the CM Punk chants and completely expected them. It was brought up earlier in the day to kill the house mics whenever the chants started and that's exactly what happened. While Punk chants were still audible, the announcers were told not to mention them. WWE is moving on under the assumption that CM Punk is gone and not coming back. They continue to remove all associations with him and any advertisements that air including him were sent out before he left the company.