— At Monday’s WWE Raw, there were a number of talent who were drafted to the brand but weren’t brought into the show. NXT talent were also not brought in for WWE Main Event tapings that took place prior to the show.
— WWE creative for Raw underwent a few changes to the script shortly before the show according to fightfulselect.com and one talent speculated that the changes were due to Vince McMahon. Most of the creative notes were sent to team members by Sunday 9PM, which is considered a little later than usual but “not totally out of the ordinary.”
— The segment between Triple H and Cody Rhodes was kept fairly tight lipped prior to the show with most people simply being told prior to the show that “someone big” would be putting over Rhodes’ angle without mentioning Triple H by name.
— Paul Heyman was originally scheduled to have a segment where he would be sitting in the front row.