-- At Wednesday's SmackDown! television taping in Laredo, Texas airing next Friday Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston to become the new Intercontinental Champion. Though the title switch has yet to be officially acknowledged by WWE, Ziggler is nonetheless working as the belt's holder during the company's ongoing tour of Australia. The former Spirit Squad member retained the championship against Kingston at last night's SmackDown! live event in Sydney.

-- During a sequence taped last Monday in San Antonio, Texas, Melina made her return to the squared circle her first appearance inside a WWE ring in seven months. She performed a run-in following a Six-Diva Tag Match pitting Alicia Fox, Jillian and Tamina against Eve, Gail Kim and Natalya, attacking the Divas Champion. The attack culminated with Fox being laid out by the multi-time champion's finishing maneuver, the Sunset Split.

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