- The Rock is in New Orleans today to begin filming Empire State.

- WWE Champion CM Punk confirmed reports that he will be replacing Randy Orton on SmackDown tours during Orton's suspension. He replied to a fan on Twitter:

"Looks that way, yes. #pickinguptheslack"

- As noted before, WWE has pulled Intercontinental Champion Christian from this weekend's live events as he is appearing at TNA's Slammiversary pay-per-view. Christian is currently not advertised for any WWE tapings until the July 23rd 1000th RAW but is still advertised for live events.

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