– Ezekiel Jackson, who has sparingly appeared at WWE events in recent weeks, noted on Twitter that he will not be on hand for tonight’s SmackDown taping in Indianapolis, Indiana.
– Alicia Fox paid a visit to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health on Tuesday prior to SmackDown. The WWE Diva sent out this Tout video noting her appearance.
– TVByTheNumbers.com reports that last week for the big 1,000th RAW show, the standard two hours of WWE RAW topped the cable TV rankingsfor the week ending July 29th. Raw’s 6.31 million and 6.30 million viewers for the second and third hours took the top two spots, beating out TNT’s highly rated dramas. The first hour of Raw ranked fifth, behind the TNT programming, with 5.44 million viewers. Nickelodeon’s Fred 3 premiere on Saturday night scored 3.55 million viewers and ranked 18th for the week. John Cena had a role in the special.