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BACKSTAGE NEWS & NOTES FROM RAW INCLUDING REACTION TO BIG DIVAS ANGLE, KANE UPDATE & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2015-07-13 23:16:37
WWE management was absolutely thrilled with how the Divas segment went down tonight on Raw. The feeling was that the company's division turned a corner tonight. The initial plan had been to do this closer to Summerslam but the U.S. Women's soccer team winning this past week and all the attention they received led to the company moving plans up.

The Kane storyline injury will be that Brock Lesnar broke his leg. The idea is that Seth Rollins has no one to back him up going into the PPV Sunday.

While she was not used due to Dolph Ziggler currently being out with a storyline injury, Lana was backstage.

Patrick and ZZ received the largest reactions live when Tough Enough's competitors were introduced. The cast rode a charter bus from Orlando to Atlanta for the taping.

As noted earlier, Ric Flair was backstage to see Charlotte's debut. It was said to have been a pretty emotional moment for him.

Also visiting backstage were The Godfather and Jake Roberts, as well as Chili from R&B group TLC, who is a huge fan.

Michael Cudlitz of "The Walking Dead" was at the show as he and Sheamus are friends.

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