— Jim Ross tweeted the following prior to SummerSlam, confirming that he would not be announcing at the event: “Watching SummerSlam w/ my wife in THQ suite at Staples Center. Looking forward to the show. Great opportunities await many talents”
— Steve Austin posted the following to Twitter prior to SummerSlam: No, I will not be doing a run in tonight at #Summerslam. I will not be doing a limp in either. #limpinainteasy #wwe #brokenskullranch. As noted earlier, Austin was in town for some of the SummerSlam AXXESS festivities so there were unconfirmed rumors that he’d be appearing.
— On the WWE SummerSlam pre-show, Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella to become the new WWE United States Champion. That ended Santino’s reign at 167 days. We exclusively reported last week that Santino would be losing the title. We’ll have more on this shortly.