Atmosphere In WWE Described As "Complete Madness" Before CM Punk News Broke, Why Morale Is Still Down Amongst The Roster Over The WWE Network, Three Simultaneous Issues Company Officials Are Trying To Get Under Control, One Match A "Near Lock" For Wrestle

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- The words that were used to describe the atmosphere in WWE after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view were "complete madness" and this was before the details began to break that CM Punk had walked out. The situation going into Raw was that Wrestlemania plans were being turned upside down on almost a daily basis and one source couldn't put enough emphasis on how "up in the air" things were this close to the biggest show of the year.

- As of Monday afternoon, one thing that still had morale down (or at least sideways) amongst WWE talent was the fact the company had still not addressed how pay-per-view payoffs are going to be handled with the launch of the WWE Network. To say the roster is nervous would be a "huge understatement" and according to one observer, the longer the company waits to address it, the worse the roster is going to assume the news is. This issue has been held into question since the formal WWE Network announcement took place at CES earlier this month and it's an issue that preceded the chaos over Daniel Bryan and now the situation with CM Punk.

- Finally, we're told the plan as of this week was to feature Goldust vs. Cody Rhodes on the Wrestlemania XXX undercard. Goldust has downplayed the match in recent media interviews but this was before Royal Rumble and the dissension began to be teased. We're told the fact Goldust eliminated Cody from the Rumble match made the plans a near lock. However, plans are always subject to change, especially after what I mentioned above.

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