Early SD! Rating, Don't Believe Lashley Is Released?, WWE Ref Injured

Based on the Fast National Numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research, last night's Friday Night Smackdown scored a 2.7 broadcast rating.

WWE.com has a new article online highlighting the return of RAW referee Jack Doane. The article notes that Doan has been out with a shoulder injury and has been recovering from surgery. Visit WWE.com to read it.


We have gotten reports that Bobby Lashley is now offering to personally call fans that do not believe that he is leaving WWE. According to the reports that we have received, fans have gotten in touch with him through his forum on his official website.

We've been reporting here all week that Bobby Lashley is on his way out of WWE. WWEShop.com has now put some of Bobby Lashey's merchandise on clearance sale. Lashley's "Dominate" t-Shirt and his Fathead graphic are now selling for a fraction of their original prices. Since the WWE has done clearance sales for departing superstars before, this could be a sign that they will announce his release soon.