SmackDown will be preempted next Friday in New York due to Yankees baseball. The show will also be preempted in Los Angeles. We hope to keep everyone posted about the preemptions for SmackDown. WWE.com is usually very good about posting a full list of cities that will have the preemptions for those wanting to watch at a later time on the weekend.

There is a new Power 25 up on WWE.com. Rounding out the top five this week includes Rob Van Dam at No. 1, Edge at No. 2, Bobby Lashley at No. 3, Rey Mysterio at No. 4 and John Cena at No. 5.

A new “Five Questions” segment with John Cena is up at WWE.com.

WWE’s “Wreckless Intent” music CD has already dropped off the Billboard charts. Ouch.

“Dr. Death” Steve Williams was brought to Deep South for an informal tryout as a coach.

Rene Dupree is currently involved with his father’s promotion in the Maritimes, teaming with his brother Jeff against former WWE superstar Chad Wicks (Chad Dick) and the Cuban Assassin.