- WWE posted this video of Xavier Woods recording Big E as he does the classic introduction for The New Day backstage. As noted, Big E and Carmella lost to Asuka and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in last night's Mixed Match Challenge Week 2 match-up.
- Tonight's WWE NXT episode will be the final show before Saturday's "Takeover: Philadelphia" event. The following matches & segments were taped for tonight:
* Sitdown segment with Shayna Baszler and NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon
* No Way Jose vs. Cezar Bononi
* Bianca Belair vs. indie veteran Luscious Latasha
* The Authors of Pain vs. two enhancement talents
* Johnny Gargano vs. The Velveteen Dream with the Takeover title shot on the line
NXT spoilers for tonight are at this link.
- Matt Hardy continues to tease that Senor Benjamin, Reby Hardy and son Maxel will be joining him in WWE for this new "Woken" storyline and the feud with Bray Wyatt, The Great War. Hardy made these tweets after losing to Wyatt on RAW 25 this week:
I've had a very PROLIFIC PREMONITION, #WOKENWarriors..— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 24, 2018
Following my setback in #TheGreatWar at #RAW25, I've been MANDATED by the #7Deities to return to & focus on my #BROKEN BEGINNINGS.
My MAGIC is most POTENT at The Hardy Compound. pic.twitter.com/RLLzMfGgC0
On this Eve in The York of New, I lost a single Battle in #TheGreatWar to an ETERNAL RIVAL.— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 23, 2018
I must return to The Hardy Compound & draw from the POWAH of my PLATOON.
They bring FOCUS to my MAGIC. pic.twitter.com/1OHfGITVyC