– The April 17th, 2009 edition of WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown scored a 2.0 broadcast rating.
– The following matches were taped for tonight’s ECW: Hornswoggle vs. Natalya, Evan Bourne vs. Paul Burchill, Vladimir Kozlov vs. Frankie Sloan as well as the face off between Christian and Jack Swagger.
– These matches were taped for Thursday’s Superstars: Edge vs. Kofi Kingston, CM Punk and Rey Mysterio vs. Kane and Big Show plus Hornswoggle and Finlay vs. Natalya and Tyson Kidd.
– Finally, here are the matches taped for this week’s SmackDown: The Undertaker vs. Big Show, Matt Hardy and Kane vs. CM Punk and Jeff Hardy, Maryse vs. Gail Kim for the Divas Title, MVP vs. Chavo Guerrero for the US Title and Shane McMahon and Batista vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
– After today’s SmackDown tapings in England, WWE Champion Triple H defeated Randy Orton in a long steel cage match as the dark main event. The dark match before the tapings saw Umaga beat R-Truth in a quick match.