— On Friday’s SmackDown broadcast (taped Wednesday in Corpus Christi, Texas), Rob Van Dam lost in under a minute to Alberto Del Rio after the ECW Original was distracted by the match official, leading the World Heavyweight Champion to strike him with brutal kick to the face. The reason for the match outcome was because Del Rio had broken a rib or ribs the night before in a match against Sheamus and was therefore unable to properly compete.
– SLAM! Wrestling published a review of Friday’s WWE live event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, which featured World Heavyweight Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk in a Strap Match. It was announced at the event that an episode of SmackDown will be taped at the venue on Tuesday, November 19.
– Fans have the opportunity to meet WWE Hall of Famer and announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler at today’s Lakewood BlueClaws game at Firstenergy Park 2 Stadium Way Lakewood Township, New Jersey he will be participating in an autograph signing beginning at 5:00 p.m. Lawler promoted the appearance on Twitter by saying that no mascot is safe from his clutches.