-- Tuesday night's WWE Smackdown, which aired LIVE on the USA Network, scored a 2.5 cable rating. The show, which normally airs on Friday's on the SyFy network, has been averaging around a 1.7 cable rating.

-- For the fifth straight year, the USA Network was the top cable network.

-- NorthJersey.com conducted an interview with Kane promoting next Thursday's WWE SmackDown! live event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He discussed his mask, how long it took him to be comfortable to cut promos, his political blog, and more.

When asked if he missed working in a mask, he responded: "Oh sure. In fact I just was talking to someone the other day, a fan, and they were talking about how they thought the mask was cool. They hit it right on the head because [they said] it added a definite air of mystery, which is very true. Right now, we have Rey Mysterio with a mask. And up until Rey won the world championship, I think I was the only masked wrestler to ever win the world championship. I definitely think it's a trade-off. Certainly there were things about wearing the mask that were unique."

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