Byron Saxton Joins RAW Team, WWE Takes Fan Signs at RAW, The Rock on His Grandfather, Superstars

Byron Saxton

– WWE taped the following matches tonight in Austin, Texas to air on this week’s Superstars:

* Jack Swagger vs. Adam Rose

* R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel

– A correspondent in attendance at tonight’s RAW in Austin, Texas noted that security were taking anti-Roman Reigns and a sign poking fun at the WWE Network being free this month.

– It was announced on tonight’s WWE RAW Pre-show that Michael Cole would not be returning and the broadcast would be called by JBL and Booker T. For whose who aren’t watching RAW, Byron Saxton ended up opening the show with Booker and JBL.

– As noted, today would have been the 78th birthday of WWE Hall of Famer “High Chief” Peter Maivia. The Rock posted the following message on Instagram about his grandfather:

Happy Birthday Grandpa. My grandfather, the late great High Chief Peter Maivia was somewhat of a walking contradiction. A proud High Chief of Samoa, WWE Hall of Famer, movie star rugged good looks (he once played a Bond villain opposite Sean Connery in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE). The kind of man when he said "I love you", he meant it. When he hugged you tight, you felt it. The sweetest singing voice and the most kind, caring, gentle soul you'll ever know. And on one fateful night in Japan, a notoriously tough wrestler was being very rude to my grandpa and continued to disrespect him and his Samoan culture. My grandpa stood up, they fought… and my grandfather bit the man's eye out. End of fight. Grandpa passed away in Hawaii when I was 10yrs old. Still to this day, he's the most beloved and respected man I've ever known. People always tell me, "Your grandfather would be so proud of you". I hope so. Fa'amanatua lou aso fanau, ma lo'u alofa mo 'oe forever. Love you and grandma. #HappyBirthdayGrandpa

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