WWE's Plan For 3-Hour RAWs, Orton Pulled From Live Event, Cena's Redemption

— Suspended WWE superstar Randy Orton has been pulled from an upcoming advertised appearance. Orton was scheduled to wrestle Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio at a 3-way match at the July 24th SmackDown live event from Kansas City. On Tuesday afternoon, Orton’s name was removed from the card and now the match is just Sheamus vs. Del Rio.

— The WWE website has an article up asking if John Cena has redeemed himself following his disappointing loss to The Rock at WrestleMania 28. The article looks at Cena’s big win over Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules, his win over Big Show at No Way Out and his disposal of John Laurinaitis on Monday’s RAW as signs that he’s climbing his way back to the top.

— According to WWE sources, the current plan for when RAW expands to three hours each week starting July 23rd is for WWE to use use the entire show (as well as Twitter) to hype big matches/segments that would take place at the top of each hour. WWE would spend the first 50 minutes of RAW hyping the start of the 9-9:15pm quarter hour, the next hour hyping the start of the 10-10:15pm quarter hour and the final hour hyping the show’s final segment.


(Partial Source: f4wonline.com)