– Wade Barrett returned to action at this week’s WWE SmackDown tapings. Barrett defeated Zack Ryder in a dark match prior to the show. He cut a heel promo and debuted a brand new look with a beard.
– In his first Tout as SmackDown General Manager, Booker T announced Tuesday night that a match to determine number one contendership to the WWE Tag Team Championship held by Kofi Kingston and R-Truth will be held this Friday on SmackDown as Primo and Epico take on Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
– Here are this Friday’s confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel Returns w/Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero
* Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara
* Christian vs. Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana
* Jack Swagger vs. Randy Orton
* Jinder Mahal in Action
* #1 Contender’s Match: The Primetime Players vs. Epico and Primo
* Non-Title Match: The Miz © vs. Rey Mysterio
* World Title Match: Sheamus © vs. Alberto Del Rio