- There are talks backstage that WWE management wants to protect Ryback during his match against John Cena. According to sources, they don't want his limited ring skills to be exposed, so a gimmick match is being discussed. A tables match seems the likely choice, as WWE already had the two of them working that type of match on the current European tour.
-- Here are tonight's confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* Fandango vs. Santino Marella
* Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
* Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio
* The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya vs. Primo, Epico, and Rosa Mendes
* Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Big Show and Mark Henry