Details On How Late The First RAW Underground Tapings Ran | Exclusive

WWE Raw Underground has been a major talking point of the last couple weeks as WWE tries to change the complexion of its longest-running weekly episodic television series. Fightful has learned new information regarding the first round of tapings for the new concept.

As of 1 AM EST during the first Raw tapings to feature the gimmick, WWE was still filming content for WWE Raw Underground. We're told that there were other hosts besides Shane McMahon suggested, and the "Underground" name had been thrown around for other projects in the past years. Much of the main roster had no idea what was even being filmed the day of.

The August 3 episode of WWE Raw also featured the debut of the RETRIBUTION faction. Initially, the news of the group's arrival was leak by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet.

Fightful has learned that WWE's social media team also jumped the gun on last week's "faction news," after news of the new team leaked on Pro Wrestling Sheet.

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