- Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.77 cable rating, down from the previous week's 1.96 rating. This is the lowest SmackDown rating of 2014 so far. As noted, the show drew 2.67 million viewers, also down from the previous week.

- The Authority has ordered that Dean Ambrose must defend his WWE United States Title against Alberto Del Rio, Ryback and Curtis Axel in a handicap match on this Friday's SmackDown. The episode will be taped on Tuesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. We are looking for correspondents for the show, so if you are attending it, please contact us by clicking here.

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