For those of you in the New York City area, WWE SmackDown will air next Friday at 8 PM.

ECW s Tazz has his latest audio report over at the ECW website.

Mediaweek reported the following today, which is good news for Smackdown’s new home: “CW is the second broadcast network to complete its upfront selling, taking in about $650 million, some $40 million more than the WB sold in the upfront last year, sources familiar with the negotiations said. The network, which was created with the merging of the soon-to-be defunct WB and UPN broadcast networks, will premiere in early September. CW sold about 83-85 percent of its total inventory in the upfront, sources said. That percentage is similar to what the WB sold in the upfront last year, reports John Consoli.”

The June 17th edition of AM Raw scored a 1.1 cable rating, with a 4.7 share.