- The recent release of Ron "Faarooq" Simmons is not causing anyone backstage to shed a tear. The general feeling was that his release has been long overdue. Bradshaw was not upset about the decision to release Simmons, since WWE is going to give him a huge singles push.
- Smackdown wrestlers were relieved when they received the news that Triple H was sent back to RAW, fearing that he would upset the more relaxed, friendly Smackdown locker room with his political power. The feeling was that a young star such as Randy Orton would be sent to Smackdown, but instead two mid-carders, Rob Van Dam and Booker T, were switched while RAW kept Triple H and also gained Edge.
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