There have reportedly been some changes to the WWE's creative team. According to reports, NXT head writer Steven Guerrieri has been named the new lead writer for SmackDown. Ryan Ward, who was the head writer for SmackDown, has been re-assigned as the lead writer for the NXT brand.

Both writers will also continue working every RAW and SmackDown tapings. They report to show runner Dave Kapoor and RAW lead writer (and senior member of the WWE creative team) Ed Koskey.