-- A dark match between Alberto Del Rio and Kaval took place before tonight's Friday Night SmackDown taping in Little Rock, Arkansas. The WWE newcomer scored the victory following a jumping spin kick to the NXT Rookie, who was tied up on the ropes.

-- Regarding the John Morrison vs. Ted DiBiase program, it is expected to be prolonged through at least September as tentative creative plans call for the two RAW Superstars to face off at Night of Champions as we noted earlier here on the website.

-- WWE confirmed on its website this afternoon that Randy Orton has joined Twitter. As noted earlier, his account is located at twitter.com/RealRKOrton Following Orton's Triple Threat Match victory over Chris Jericho and Edge last night on RAW, "The Viper" was the No. 1 most-popular trend on Twitter for more than 15 hours. During this time, John Cena persisted Orton to join the social networking site. "CeNation. I have told Randy about the overwhelming demand 4 him on Twitter. What he does now is up to him," Cena posted this morning. Later that afternoon, Cena tweeted, "The Viper lurks. [Orton] is seriously considering joining very soon."

-- Stone Cold Steve Austin will be appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego this year, adding his name to an already long list of wrestlers who will be at the event. Austin will be appearing on Friday July 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Anchor Bay Entertainment booth #3345, promoting DVD releases of The Stranger and Hunt to Kill on DVD. He will be signing posters of The Stranger during the appearance. Followers of the @headlockedcomic Twitter account will be able to get special deals at Comic-Con this week, a different one each day. Wednesday's deal gives you $5 off the Headlocked trade paperback with the limited-edition Jerry Lawler cover.

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