Top RAW Rumors: Former WWE Champion beaten backstage? Charlotte's suspenion, The Miz's botch (26th April)

Shiven Sachdeva

Welcome to another edition of the top RAW rumors that could impact the red brand. In today's edition we will take a look at some of the top rumors and backstage stories involving RAW Superstars.

Last week on RAW, The Queen Charlotte Flair manhandled the WWE referee after her match against Asuka. WWE announced that Flair will be suspended until further notice. Though it was initially believed to be a way for Flair to get more heat, there is a backstage reason for Charlotte Flair being taken off television.

We will talk about this incident and many more interesting topics. So without further ado, let's jump right in and take a look at the backstage rumors and stories related to Monday Night RAW:

#5 Sin Cara on rumored backstage fight with RAW Superstar Sheamus

Former WWE superstar Sin Cara spoke out about his infamous incident with RAW's Sheamus in 2014. It was stated by WON at the time that Sheamus and Cara had a physical fight in which The Irishman took a beating.

Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSport, Sin Cara, now known as Cinta De Oro, clarified the rumors and stated that there was a disagreement between the two men:

“We had a little misunderstanding, me and him,” he said. “But the one thing that I mentioned before about men is maybe we can have a misunderstanding and we can battle it out, then the next day, we’ll be fine. I understand, imagine being in a locker room where everybody wants to be number one and fighting for that one spot.''

He admitted that in a locker room filled with young blood, there are bound to be misunderstandings and not everyone can get along. Former WWE champion Sheamus tweeted after the rumor broke out that he didn't remember being beaten up.

#4 Reason for Charlotte Flair getting suspended on RAW

Last week on RAW, Charlotte Flair was suspended after she attacked a WWE referee. Adam Pearce announced on RAW Talk that the former RAW Women's Champion will be fined and suspended indefinitely.

It was initially speculated that her suspension was purely for storyline advancements. However, a report by Wrestling Daily has stated that the reason for Flair being written off television is for her to get some dental work done. Host Alex McCarthy said:

“From what I understand, she’s got some dental work sorted out, but she’s not going to be gone for long."

Charlotte Flair attacked the referee after her match against Asuka last week. Flair lost the match thanks to Rhea Ripley causing a distraction and helping Asuka pick up the win.

#3 John Cena Sr.'s backstage message to RAW Superstar Bray Wyatt

Speaking to Boston Wrestling MWF, John Cena Sr. once talked about his backstage interaction with RAW superstar Bray Wyatt. Cena Sr. revealed that he met Wyatt backstage after a WWE event show. He had major praise for the former WWE Champion. Cena Sr. said:

''He’s the new Undertaker, but they [WWE] won’t look at it that way. They won’t look at it that way, and they should. I said that when I first met Bray Wyatt backstage. I said to him, ‘You know what, I just have to tell you something, you probably have one of the best gimmicks going right now of anyone in this locker room.’ And he did, he did.''

On the subject of Bray Wyatt, John Cena's father also expressed his anger over how badly WWE has booked Wyatt's Fiend character lately. He said he believes they are slowly killing The Fiend.

#2 The Miz once botched a promo on RAW

RAW Superstar The Miz is considered one of the best promos in the WWE today. However, an interesting tidbit was revealed in his WWE 24 documentary. The Miz stated that he had to apologize to Vince McMahon after he botched a promo in 2006 during the Diva search contest.

The 2-time WWE Champion revealed that after he forgot the diva search phone number on live television, he thought he was going to get fired. However, McMahon gave him sound advice and told him that he will get better with time. Miz revealed:

“And I walk back, I went over to Vince, I go, ‘I’m so sorry, I apologize, this will never happen again. I will make sure it will not happen again.’ He goes, ‘I know it won’t happen again.’''

Vince McMahon told The Miz to focus on bullet points. He also let him know that he would be doing the same thing on SmackDown that week. Miz continued:

''I know you will do better next time because you will have to do it next Friday.’ So it was like, ‘Oh, I’m not fired.’”

#1 RAW Superstar Randy Orton may be injured

It has been reported by the Observer that Randy Orton may have suffered an injury during his match with Riddle last week on RAW. Riddle, the former US Champion, managed to pick up a surprise win over the multi-time WWE Champion.

This will likely set up a feud between the two men but that will depend on the extent of Randy Orton's injury. Riddle's win came as a surprise to many as The Original Bro suffered convincing defeats at the hands of Bobby Lashley and Sheamus recently.

Edited by John Cunningham
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