- WWE issued a text alert before tonight's SmackDown television taping in Indianapolis, Indiana naming Booker T as a candidate for the new Smackdown General Manager.

The statement reads: "Mr. McMahon will name the new General Manager of Smackdown at tonight's live event, and there is strong speculation it will be Booker T."

- A Tout video Tensai posted late last night which could be perceived as racially insensitive toward Asian people has been taken down. The video showed him traveling with his "personal chauffeur" Sakamoto to Indianapolis—the site of tonight's SmackDown taping—following Raw, and he remarked that it's "very, very dangerous" to drive with a Japanese person. He then slapped Sakamoto as he drove and ordered him "to open his eyes."

Another offensive remark toward Sakamoto was made on Raw as commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler quipped following the Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd match: "When Tensai beats up Sakamoto, he changes his name to Sum Ting Wong."

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