- NXT Corey Graves is close to getting called up to the main roster. Graves' gimmick is that he's a cocky outcast who is a product of the underground music scene. He wrestled at this weekend's WWE live events and was backstage at RAW.
- The "fans" who CM Punk spoke to at ringside during his promo on RAW were local independent wrestlers "Adorable" Anthony Andrews and "Marvelous" Michael Stevens.
- Now that the WWE vs. TNA lawsuit has been settled, a former TNA talent rumored to be headed to WWE is Amazing Red. The former X-Division Champion got a WWE tryout prior to WWE’s No Way Out 2012 pay-per-view, but the pending lawsuit kept WWE from signing him. The tryout reportedly went very well and Red has a few friends in WWE, including Matt Striker. He was recently pulled from TNA's "One Night Only: X-Travaganza" PPV taping, which has added some momentum to this story.