-- As noted earlier, WWE’s stock price increased by over 13% on Thursday, a sign that Wall Street was very satisfied by the company’s first quarter earnings report released earlier in the day. The stock closed at $8.90 per share after it had bottomed out around $7.75 three times in the past two weeks.

-- Matches for tonight’s WWE SmackDown include Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Hunico & Comacho, Brodus Clay vs. Jack Swagger, Derrick Bateman vs. Damien Sandow, Randy Orton & Big Show vs. Kane & Cody Rhodes, Layla vs. Natalya plus more.

-- John Cena will be appearing on next Tuesday’s “Dream Machines” show on Syfy. Syfy.com has a brief video teaser for the appearance, which can be viewed at Syfy.com. A The official synopsis for the episode reads: “In next Tuesday’s all new episode, the Parker brothers battle over WWE Superstar John Cena’s request for a one-of-a-kind Dream Machine. They only have 30 days to transform his Corvette into ‘The InCENArator,’ or face being on the wrong side of an Attitude Adjustment.”

-- WWE Superstar Mason Ryan was added as a last-minute addition to tonight’s FCW live event in Eustis, Florida at the Eustis Armory. The meet & greet will take place at 6:30pm and Ryan will be wrestling later on.