-- Cody Rhodes is advertised to defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Booker T at the December 29 SmackDown live event at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

It had been rumored in recent weeks that the six-time world champion would be returning to the squared circle for a program with Rhodes.

-- Ezekiel Jackson beat a local competitor in a dark match prior to Tuesday night's television tapings in Greenville, South Carolina.

-- A match pitting Justin Gabriel against Jinder Mahal was taped Tuesday night for this week's episode of WWE Superstars. Full spoilers are at this link.

-- Matches taped Tuesday night for this week's episode of WWE NXT were: Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso vs. Johnny Curtis and Tyson Kidd; Kaitlyn vs. Tamina; A.J, Percy Watson and Titus O'Neil vs. Derrick Bateman, JTG and Maxine. Full results are at this link.

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