It looks like Robert Roode has the Raw Executive Director on his side behind-the-scenes in WWE.
Paul Heyman is reported to be a supporter of Roode so Monday night’s Gauntlet Match on Raw was not only about creating new tag team title contenders, but to showcase Roode and get him going after he has been slotted as a low-end mid carder for so long.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, one of the changes to the above Gauntlet match was that originally the AOP were supposed to be involved in the match and do well in it.
They would ultimately have lost to Roode and Dolph Ziggler - perhaps not necessarily in the final fall - but would have come across strong in defeat.
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