– In case you didn’t notice, Mickie James was removed from the updated RAW opening this past week even though she is still a member of the RAW brand. The updated opening premiered this past Monday on RAW in light of the numerous draft moves last week. WWE inserted RAW newcomer Matt Hardy in her place. Fellow Diva, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, was also added to the opening.
– It was announced on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown that Montel Vontavious Porter would be defending his WWE United States Championship against Dolph Ziggler on next week’s show — which will emanate from “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden.
– As announced on this past Monday’s episode of RAW, WWE.com ranked #1 for Entertainment websites during the month of February in the all important Males under 34 demographic, beating Oprah.com, AOL TV, CBS.com, TMZ.com, FOX.com and MTV.com, among others.
– As a precaution going into tonight’s Backlash pay-per-view, WWE held Randy Orton off of this week’s shows in Birmingham, England and Glasgow, Scotland due to a minor injury he’s dealing with.