- WWE returns to Chicago, Illinois for the SmackDown holiday tour on Wednesday, December 27th. The pre-sale password is WWEHOLIDAY.

- Sheamus defending his World Heavyweight Championship Sheamus vs. The Big Show and Alberto Del Rio in a triple threat match is advertised for the SmackDown taping on Tuesday, September 18th from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The match will likely be a dark match. As noted earlier, Triple H is also advertised for the event.

- Ocsar nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away earlier this morning at the age of 54. Clarke was a huge WWE fan, and was often spotted at ringside at WWE events in Los Angeles. He also co-starred with The Rock in The Scorpion King.

Duncan was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1999 film, The Green Mile. According to TMZ, Duncan had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack in mid-July. The mother of his girlfriend Omarosa Manigault (of Apprentice fame) was with him when he passed.

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