Here are a few notes from Saturday night’s SmackDown! live event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
— Cody Rhodes donned a jacket while making his ring entrance for his match against Chris Masters, with “Uncommon” written. He then cut a heel promo and asked ring announcer Tony Chimel to introduce him as “The Uncommon” Cody Rhodes. I’d expect this new angle/gimmick to take place on SmackDown! this coming week.
— The masked individual assisting the Straight Edge Society in recent weeks made his in-ring debut at Saturday night’s show, teaming with Luke Gallows. They lost to Rey Mysterio and Christian. The description given on the masked wrestler is that he is well-built and tan.
— As reported earlier, David Otunga was added to this weekend’s SmackDown! live event tour in order to gain experience. Fellow NXT Rookie Darren Young is also taking part in the tour as he went over Otunga in a singles bout at Saturday night’s show.
— Shad Gaspard debuted a new entrance theme personalized to his “My Time” persona. He lost to MVP.
— Layla went over Kelly Kelly in her first title defense as WWE Women’s Champion. There is still talk of splitting Layla and Michelle McCool in the near future. This would lead to a bout between the two with McCool likely going over for backstage reasons. Lots of politics there folks.