— During Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings, Natalya paid tribute to Owen Hart by wearing an Owen Hart pin for her match against Layla. Hart fell to his death on May 23rd, 1999 during the Over the Edge PPV. That event took place on Kansas City, Missouri, which is where SmackDown was taped this week.
— WWE is advertising Kelly Kelly to return to the ring for this week’s upcoming live events. As noted earlier, it doesn’t appear she’s returning full-time and will working sporadically with the company.
— Here are this Friday’s confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* IC Title Match: The Miz © vs. Christian
* Jinder mahal vs. Ryback
* Non-Title Match: Sheamus © vs. Cody Rhodes
* Non-Title Match: Santino Marella © vs. Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana
* Yoshi Tatsu vs. Damien Sandow:
* #1 Contender’s Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan