-- Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger was among the wrestlers gathered around the ring during John Laurinaitis' address at the beginning of SmackDown!. He worked a dark match prior to the taping, losing to Trent Barreta. NXT talent also appeared ringside: Darren Young, Derrick Bateman, Maxine and Titus O'Neil.

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-- The Big Show, who was written of television at Money in the Bank, is advertised to appear at Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play Saturday night. According to WWE.com, he will join Lebron James, Donovan McNabb, Abby Wambach, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony as one of the coaches for their Battle of the Nick Stars. The RAW Superstar will be paired with a team of Nickelodeon Stars to prepare them for a big obstacle course which will air in a 30-minute primetime special that evening.

-- Referee Scott Armstrong has confirmed on Twitter that he will be sidelined for at least one more week after suffering an injury to his ribs at the Night of Champions pay-per-view.

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