— WWE is holding a Friday Night Smackdown tonight in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo Energy Arena. This is the taping for the show that will air on August 8, as well as next week’s episode of NXT and WWE Superstars. Immediately following the taping, the SmackDown crew heads overseas to Australia, thus explaining why WWE is holding multiple television tapings this week.
— Today on Twitter, John Cena expressed his disappointment in Percy Watson, saying the NXT Rookie has “gone downhill” in recent weeks. Here is what he said after viewing last night’s episode: “CeNation. Alex riley, and husky both strong showings last night. Give credit to miz, he’s a damn good coach. If percy watson makes another one of those faces where I’m supposed to think he’s mad but it looks like he just crapped himself…ill eliminate him. He has gone downhill.. Every single week. Dissapointing. He is really one hell of an athlete. I think he may be suffering from yep yep syndrome. Looking for something special when all he needs is what he’s got. (This fortune cookie moment brght 2 u by, schwin penny farlings).”
— The July 16 edition of Friday Night SmackDown scored a 1.8 rating, with 2,857,000 viewers. The episode concluded with a confrontation between Kane and Jack Swagger. (source: PWInsider.com
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