- Michael Cole confirmed tonight that SmackDown's WWE Backlash pay-per-view on May 21st will see the in-ring main roster TV debut of Shinsuke Nakamura, presumably against Dolph Ziggler. Above is a promo for the event.
- As seen on tonight's Payback
Kickoff pre-show, Goldust
announced that they were going to RAW General Manager Kurt Angle
to issue a challenge to the winner of tonight's RAW Tag Team Title match with Matt Hardy
and Jeff Hardy
defending against Cesaro
and Sheamus. The Hardys retained in that match, setting up Golden Truth vs. The Hardys for this week's RAW.
- Below is the opening video for tonight's WWE Payback pay-per-view from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. The video has a "What goes around, comes around..." theme.
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