- Regarding Bayley's call-up to WWE's main roster, original plans had her leaving WWE NXT in September. She was likely pushed up because of the void left by the injured Sasha Banks. As noted, Bayley was not originally scheduled to be involved in the WWE Women's Title picture but that may have changed due to the Banks injury.
- There was a lot of speculation on top New Japan Wrestling Star Kazuchika Okada being backstage for WWE SummerSlam but he was there specifically as a guest of WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Okada is under contract to NJPW and technically can't talk with WWE.
Below is a photo of Nakamura, Okada and Hideo Itami backstage in Brooklyn:
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