-- The July 29 episode of WWE SmackDown! scored a 1.99 (2.0) cable rating, the program's best mark since April 15 when Edge announced his retirement and relinquished the World Heavyweight Championship.

The program averaged 2,830,000 viewers, up from 2,820,000 viewers the week before.

The number is also up from 1.89 the week before and 1.72 two weeks prior.

-- Former WWE talent Shane Helms (a/k/a The Hurricane) posted a blog concerning his health following a life threatening motorcycle accident that took place May 5 in North Carolina.

"My left foot, which I nearly lost (along with my life) in a motorcycle accident on May 5th of this year, and all 4 plates and 23 screws that now reside within it, is alive and on FIRE at the moment," Helms wrote.

"Being in pain every single second of every single day can wear a man, any man, down. Its mentally and physically draining and can easily tap into your spirit as well. It's easy in moments like this to feel sad and be overwhelmed as waves of depression rear their ugly head. It'd be easy to just take more meds and crawl back into bed. But at these times, I try to realize just how amazingly wonderful my life has been."

Helms also posted a list of "Did You Know?" facts, which notes that he once partied at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. To read his full post, visit shanehelmscom.tumblr.com

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