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Big Randy Orton Update, Reaction To AJ Styles, Miz For Cesaro?, More From Backlash

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- Randy Orton was diagnosed with a concussion after his match against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. WWE was aware there was a chance Orton wouldn't be ready to compete at Backlash but advertised him anyway. Kane replacing him was a decision made over the weekend that they went through at Saturday's WWE live event in Raleigh, NC.

- Vince McMahon "gave all the credit in the world" to AJ Styles for how the Backlash main event came across. Vince trusts AJ in big match situations and the immediate talk was potentially doing a program between him and John Cena at Survivor Series in November.

- There is now talk of sending The Miz to Raw and Cesaro to Smackdown. It's nothing official but Cesaro's name has come up in trade rumors since he was miscast to the red brand.

- American Alpha are scheduled to feud with The Usos before going after the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship

- The script for tonight's WWE Monday Night Raw was finished yesterday. Vince knows they need a strong show with the doubleheader of Monday Night Football opposing them on ESPN.

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