— With less than a week until WrestleMania 28, we are going to become insanely busy during the next few weeks. We realize a lot of you only visit the site on Monday and Tuesday for backstage RAW/SD news but you’ll want to check back in often as we head towards and beyond ‘Mania. There will likely be 35+ posts per day so if you want to keep up with all the backstage news, you’ll need to check back in numerous times on a daily basis. That includes the weekend, etc. Thanks for your continued support of the website. You guys are the best and we couldn’t do this without you!
— Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown did a 1.80 (1.8) cable rating with 2.76 million viewers. Those ratings are down from last week’s 1.92 (1.9) cable rating and 2.84 million viewers. The show tied with the January 6th episode as the lowest-rated of the year and the second-lowest watched of the year. Not good right before WrestleMania 28.
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— WWE is advertising the following for a SmackDown house show on May 27th in Lakes Charles, Louisiana. Note that there are three pay-per-views between now and then:
* Sheamus vs. Randy Orton for the World Title
* Big Show vs. Kane
* Beth Phoenix vs. Natalya
Another advertisement, however, lists Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan for the show. These lineups are always subject to change anyways.