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By Mike Johnson on 2023-06-06 02:41:00

Lots of praise internally for Damian Priest's work against Seth Rollins last night on Raw.

The Raw sidecast on Twitch premiered last night with Drew Gulak, Megan Morant and The Bump's Ryan Pappola discussing and reacting to Raw live.

A number of talents relayed how much fun they had working in front of the Hartford, CT crowd last night and pointed out Hartford is not a city like Montreal or NYC that normally has the reputation for being "on fire" as they were singing songs and loudly chanting.  One talent pointed out that there was a much larger proliferation of signs at the taping, giving it a different feel and that the acoustics for the older, smaller venue allowed for it to sound like a much larger venue.  Another WWE staffers provided a theory that since the older venue doesn't have screens hanging overhead in all four directions of the building like most modern venues, it forced the crowd to focus on the ring and not have their attention scattered, making the building more unified in their reactions to what was happening live in the ring.

We are told that Tommaso Ciampa was not backstage at Raw last night after being present last week.  Neither was Drew McIntyre, who we were asked about quite a bit over the last few days.

For those who asked, Cedric Alexander's injury at the hands of Indus Sher went as planned for the segment.  The company wants Indus Sher positioned strongly as they build towards their return to India with a September live event.

We are told WWE was happy with Kayden Carter and Katana Chance's work for their debut on Raw last night against Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler.

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