— John Cena is not the only one scheduled for SmackDown tapings through July. WWE Champion CM Punk will also appear on many of the shows. Both are expected to add star power to the show. There is discussion behind the scenes that WWE is working its top performers more than ever, and that Punk and Cena in particular may be overworked.
— WWE ran ads in the St. Louis market advertising John Cena vs. Big Show & John Laurinaitis as the bonus main event for Raw #1,000 on July 23rd, in St. Louis. Tickets for the episode will go on sale Saturday.