Big Show’s New Look (Photo), Backstage News On Paul Heyman & CM Punk, Raw Issues

– Paul Heyman has signed a new deal with WWE, as made clear by his appearance on RAW Monday night with CM Punk. Heyman’s original deal ran out at SummerSlam but it was expected that he re-signed when he appeared on RAW the next night.

One of the reasons behind Heyman working with Punk is to keep Brock Lesnar fresh on everyone’s mind while he is away from TV. Word is that both Punk and Heyman were vocal in pitching their on-screen partnership to WWE officials.

– Sources report that there were major time constraints at Monday night’s RAW from Chicago. Apparently several skits or matches that were planned ended up cut from the show.

– Big Show, who did not work Monday night’s WWE RAW, appeared in Australia over the weekend with a new, clean-shaven look:

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