— As noted earlier here on the website, Triple H is in an “impossible position” in terms of talent relations. The source notes that Vince McMahon is still the final word on booking matters and often changes his mind, while Triple H is the person who deals directly with the talent.
This puts Triple H in the tough spot of having to hand the word down and explain that the booking plans he said previously aren’t happening. Talent still considers him “one of them” though, and recognize that he’s frustrated when changes are made.
— More and more WCW theme music is showing up on the WWE Network instead of being dubbed over with other music. This is because Jimmy Papa, the man who produced a lot of the music for WCW and WCCW, settled his lawsuit with WWE a while back over copyright violation. The settlement terms are sealed but it is known that WWE can now use the music.
— Here are tonight’s confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* No DQ Match: Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Cameron and Naomi vs. Eva Marie and Nikki Bella
* Bo Dallas vs. Sin Cara
* Non-Title Match: Sheamus Â© vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Non-Title Match: The Usos Â© vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper