Last night’s edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX was pre-taped last week, and Pwinsider has some backstage notes about this show.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves provided commentary for the show after arriving in Saudi Arabia.
WWE didn’t want the commentary to feel dated if any plans for Elimination Chamber changed between the night SmackDown was taped, and the day it actually aired.
Corey Graves provided commentary as a replacement for Pat McAfee, who was in Hawaii during SmackDown, and missed the prior week due to the NFL Super Bowl.
McAfee is expected to return for next week’s show.