Backstage News: Orton's Injury, Jordan To RAW?, Creative News
» Depending on what happens with Randy Orton's injury, there is a back-up plan for the Fatal 4 Way pay-per-view where Sheamus would storyline injure him either at RAW or early the night of the pay-per-view. Another Superstar would then fill-in for Orton in the main event. This would lead to an Orton vs. Sheamus feud in July, if Orton needs to take time off until then. If this doesn't happen, Sheamus would be in for a title run leading into SummerSlam as we noted earlier. There are several different plans in place right now. As always, thing can and always do change so take this for what it's worth right now.
» WWE is still looking for their next big African American star and will be pushing Kofi, MVP, JTG and Shad on SmackDown! with the idea being to see which one gets over the best. One source wouldn't be surprised to see Shelton Benjamin return to the company although that is FAR from confirmed as he's been in talks with TNA as of late. This is also the reason why Kofi Kingston is the IC champion right now.
» As noted before, WWE has contacted Michael Jordan's representatives about hosting a future episode of RAW. As of two weeks ago, Jordan's people still hadn't got back to WWE. Of course, that may have changed by now as it was two weeks ago. It's worth noting that the June 14th episode of RAW takes place at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, where Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats play.