» Ryan Howard sent this in regarding the Smackdown tapings on Tuesday in Moline, IL: It turns out that it wasn't Kevin Thorn in the battle royal. It was Ryan Braddock. Not once during the episode on TV did they say his name. Also, as I watched Shelton Benjamin's promo on TV, they clearly edited over his voice when he said Michael Phelps. Benjamin actually called him MARK Phelps, so he definitely botched that promo. Also, the Vickie Guerrero promo at the beginning of the show, was not what was shown to the crowd at the tapings. She had come out in her wheelchair and explained the Championship Scramble. However, she described it so badly, that she made it seem like the Scramble was happening that very night instead of Unforgiven. The video shown at the beginning of SD was shown before the main event, and there was no audio to it, which left the crowd with a "WTF?" expression. Thought I'd let you know.
» For the past two weeks, Raw has been ending exactly at 11:00 p.m. The reason for this is because the USA Network is running Olympic programming that has to start on time and they ordered WWE to end Raw exactly at 11 p.m. for a few weeks. WWE will go back to the overruns after the U.S. Open, which I believe is the Raw after this week's show. So no RAW over-run again this week.
» This should probably be taken with a grain of salt because he may picked it up online, but talk show host Scott Ferrall of Sirius Satellite Radio said during show last week that Sid Vicious was reportedly in the final stages of signing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. He said Sid has been telling friends that he will back in WWE by September, and the talk show host reported that the deal is nearly complete.
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