— As previously noted here on the website, John Laurinaitis underwent major surgery for a torn rotator cuff and will be out of action for several months. Laurinaitis was scheduled to continue doing run-ins after RAW tapings and at live events and was told at one point he would be brought back as a television character.
— WWE.com is featuring an article by Kevin Powers providing a series of “what if” scenarios if John Cena reformed the nWo, if The Undertaker brought back the Ministry of Darkness or if CM Punk revived The Flock.
— The top two matches advertised for Saturday’s SmackDown live event in Sarnia, Ontario did not take place. Originally scheduled for the event were Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship and Daniel Bryan and Kane defending the WWE Tag Team Championship against Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. Instead, Sheamus defended the belt against Alberto Del Rio in a singles match, Dolph Ziggler faced Tyson Kidd, Wade Barrett took on Yoshi Tatsu, Kofi Kingston wrestled Ted DiBiase, and Kane and Bryan faced The Prime Time Players.
— WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler’s miraculous recovery from a heart attack on the Sept. 10 RAW is featured in a full page story in the latest issue of The Globe tabloid.