— Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that there has been talk of bringing former NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain to the SmackDown roster soon. As of this writing, there’s no word yet on if WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering would get the call-up with Akam and Rezar.
— Mae Young Classic winner Kairi Sane will make her NXT TV debut on the October 4th episode. Shane worked a singles match against Aliyah at the tapings on Thursday night. As we noted earlier on the site, she will compete for the vacant NXT Women’s Title in a Fatal 4 Way at Takeover: Houston on November 18th.