Backstage Talk On A WWE SmackDown Change, Brock Lesnar, Wrestling Legend Still Hospitalized

- Wrestling legend "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington is still hospitalized in the UK after suffering a stroke six weeks ago. Billington's condition is very serious and while his speech has improved since the stroke, he's in worse condition physically. Billington, who turned 57 this past weekend, reportedly thought he was in the ring calling spots for a match with Abdullah the Butcher at one point while hospitalized.

- In what is considered a huge disappointment, the December 19th WWE live event from The Forum near Los Angeles has sold under 5,000 tickets. The event will feature Brock Lesnar and had John Cena advertised until he was recently pulled.

- Regarding WWE SmackDown moving to the USA Network in January, there is said to be at least one significant change in the works. This could have something to do with commentary or the look of the show as it appears there are no plans to bring bigger names to SmackDown.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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