Dave Melter reported in the Daily Update on F4Wonline.com that things were a mess backstage at Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
The show was still being written just a few hours before the show went live. Thus, this would explain why they did not announce anything on the WWE.com preview.
The WWE Chairman arrived at the arena at 12:30 pm and one person noted that they didn’t know anything about the plans for the show until after McMahon arrived.
Typically, McMahon will rip up the original script for a show the day of it and then have the creative team rewrite it the day of the show.