– WWE changed the opening segment during last night’s edition of SmackDown. They showed Vickie Guerrero cutting a promo on the TitanTron, which actually wasn’t shown before the live crowd. At the taping, they showed Vickie on the screen, but the audience couldn’t hear the audio. This was likely done to get some arena shots whiled she talked. Fans in attendance at the taping saw Vickie wheeled out onto the stage by Chavo Guerrero to give a speech. There was a chorus of boos and “WHAT?” chants during her announcement. The speech was said to be a bit long, so perhaps it was cut due to time constraints.
– A new article on TampaBayOnline.com notes that all WWE developmental talents are under contract and are paid between $500 and $1,000 a week to work out and train at the facilities in Tampa. FCW’s Steve Keirn mentioned that the talents are randomly tested for steroids and other drugs and noted that about 75% of the talents will make it to the main roster. Keirn also insists the talents abide by a strict code of conduct, do their best not to be late and they are fined for cursing in the ring.