— It was confirmed on this week’s WWE Main Event broadcast that Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon will all be appearing at Sunday night’s WWE Payback pay-per-view. As seen on RAW, Bryan will have to surrender the WWE World Heavyweight title or Brie Bella will be fired.
— UPDATE: WWE SmackDown drew a 1.87 (1.9) cable rating, up from the 1.77 (1.8) cable rating the show did last week.
— As noted earlier, Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.54 million viewers and a 1.87 household rating. Those numbers are up 2% and 6%, respectively, from last week’s 2.49 million and 1.77. The rating is the highest since the April 18th episode drew a 1.96 while the viewership is the highest since 2.67 million on April 25th.
The show drew a 0.7 rating in the 18 – 49 demo, which is even with the previous two weeks. The final number will be out tomorrow along with the RAW rating.