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Report: WWE Planning To Break Up Raw Stable

After a short spell together...

On this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, a dishevelled Seth Rollins tried to blind Rey Mysterio in one eye, Jinder Mahal seemingly became a babyface, and The Viking Raiders played basketball.

The first seeds of discontent were also sowed in Zelina Vega's stable. Andrade, Angel Garza, and Austin Theory argued backstage and after Garza defeated Akira Tozawa, he and Theory butted heads in the centre of the ring. 

Mike Johnson revealed on PWInsider Elite Audio this is because WWE never planned to keep the faction together long term and Austin Theory was simply a stop-gap measure for WrestleMania 36 while Andrade was injured. 

Johnson said: "They seem to be teasing the beginning of Austin Theory getting tossed out of the group. When Austin Theory debuted at WrestleMania I was told he was not long for the group. He was there basically to help cover things up in terms of what was needed while Andrade was injured, but the long-term plan was not to keep him with Zelina Vega and friends."

The faction has stayed together longer than WWE originally planned. Reports noted that Theory wasn't supposed to remain on Raw after El Idolo returned from injury but the former EVOLVE Champion impressed Paul Heyman so WWE decided to add him to Zelina Vega's faction for a longer period. 

H/T to Ringside News for the transcription

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