– After Monday’sRawbroadcast at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, went off the air, Sheamus recovered from his pinfall loss to CM Punk to challenge Big Show to a Last Man Standing Match. The World’s Largest Athlete refused to participate in the match, saying it wouldn’t fair for Sheamus and that the audience didn’t deserve to see him wrestle. The two brawled after Sheamus called Big Show “yellow,” with the bout culminating with a Brogue Kick.
– Randy Orton was among the lumberjacks advertised in WWE’s promotional graphic onRawfor the CM Punk vs. Sheamus match, but did not appear. Orton noted on Twitter in the morning that production for12 Rounds: Reloadedin Vancouver, British Columbia, wrapped up the night before. Orton will be on hand for tonight’sSmackDowntaping in Providence, Rhode Island.
Meanwhile, Mason Ryan, who has not appeared on WWE television since May, resurfaced during the match as a lumberjack.
– Betty Skaaland, widow of late WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Skaaland, was seated in the front row at Monday’sRaw. Also in attendance was Jionni Lavalle, boyfriend ofWrestleManiacelebrity Snooki, and players from the New York Giants and the New York Jets.